Robert Calfee, of Park City, stopped by his favorite retailer, Zack Express, on Sunday to check a stack of lottery tickets he’d accumulated. He said most of the tickets scanned “not a winner” until they came across the one, he’d purchased for Friday’s Mega Millions drawing, according to a press release received in email from Jennifer Cunningham, communications specialist with the Kentucky lottery.
“They told me I’d won more than they can pay,” he said. “I thought maybe it was $800 or $6,000. It never donned on me it was a big one.” They sent him to another store that’s got a bigger cashing limit but was told they couldn’t cash it either. “The clerk went in the back room to pull up the winning numbers, when he came running out, all excited and said, ‘You’ve won a million dollars!’ I thought, ‘Whew, it’s about time’. My heart started beating fast,” Calfee said, the release stated.
Calfee’s ticket matched the first five white ball numbers to win the game’s second prize. He had picked the numbers himself, from a fortune cookie he’d gotten. “Who would of thought,” he said.
“I can’t believe I’m holding onto a small piece of paper worth one million dollars,” Calfee told lottery officials.
Calfee has lots of plans for the winnings. He has his sights set on a new home and car but also wants to invest some of the winnings.
Calfee walked out of lottery headquarters with a check for $710,000, after taxes, according to the release.
Local store sells $1M lottery ticket
There's a new millionaire (before taxes) in the area after a Friday night Mega Millions drawing.
A winning $1 million Mega Millions ticket Friday night was purchased at Zack Express, 499 Lexington Drive, in Glasgow.
The retailer will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
The winning numbers drawn on the Oct. 11 were: 14-22-30-37-60 Mega Ball 8.
Tuesday night’s Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $65 million with a cash option of $44.7 million.
For more information on Mega Millions, visit: https://www.kylottery.com/apps/draw_games/megamillions/index.html
They have not heard from a winner at this time.