Louisville Resident Wins Over $280,000 in Kentucky Lottery Instant Play


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – A person in Louisville is now six figures richer after a big win in a Kentucky Lottery Instant Play.

The person, who was only identified as S. Harris, won a total of $283,486.83 playing the Celtic Coins Jackpot instant game on the Kentucky Lottery website, according to lottery officials.

“I told my mum someone was going to hit him and it was me!” said Harris.

Officials said Harris logged on around midnight Monday and bet $5 on the Celtic Coins Jackpot game. Harris saw five keys appear on screen and said a winning message appeared from the Kentucky Lottery shortly after.

“I lay in bed reading the email from the Kentucky Lottery confirming that I had won,” Harris said. “It’s a pretty crazy feeling.”

The game’s progressive jackpot starts at $100,000 and increases with every purchase of a participating progressive jackpot instant game, the lottery said in a statement. Harris’ jackpot totaled $283,486.81.

Harris showed up at Kentucky Lottery headquarters Monday morning and received a check for $201,275.65 after taxes.

Officials said Harris also won $800 on the same play last week.

“The stars were just aligned,” Harris said. “It’s been a great week.”

Harris said the money would be used to pay off student loans.

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