Mistake Leads To Mega Millions Win In Kentucky

January 19, 2012 by staff 

Mistake Leads To Mega Millions Win In Kentucky, A Kentucky woman quadrupled her prize winnings after a clerk accidentally added the feature to her lottery ticket purchase, said officials with the Kentucky Lottery.

When Pamela Ivey, 42, purchased her Mega Millions ticket for the $380 million Jan. 4 drawing, she expected to only pay $5. However, the clerk told her the ticket cost $10. The Megaplier feature had been accidentally added.

Although she hadn’t asked for the prize multiplier feature, she took the $10 ticket anyway. By taking the ticket, Ivey won the game’s second prize of $1 million because the $250,000 was multiplied by the Megaplier number of four.

Ivey said she put her ticket aside and didn’t check it until Thursday morning, two days after the drawing.

“I dropped to my knees and praised God,” she said after finding out she was a millionaire.

The Scott County resident walked out of lottery headquarters with a check for $690,000 after taxes.

She purchased her Mega Millions with Megaplier quick pick ticket at Apple Market No. 5010 in Georgetown. The store will receive $10,000 for selling the winning ticket.

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