Posted November 09, 2019 08:13:49 After winning the largest cash prize in a state lottery, a lottery winner is going to get $7,500,000.
David Fagan, who won the Kentucky Lottery jackpot in 2019, won $7 million in a lottery in the small town of Ochiltree, Kentucky, according to The Ochilten Times newspaper.
The Ochilts and the Ochils reported that Fagan won $4.8 million in the Kentucky State Lottery.
“I was shocked and surprised to win the largest lottery prize in Kentucky history, and I was even more surprised that the prize is going directly to the victims,” Fagan said in a statement.
Fagan’s wife, Julie, is also a winner in the lottery, according the Othilts.
Kentucky lottery officials confirmed the win on Monday.
According to the lottery’s website, the lottery is a state-wide lottery, with prize amounts of $4,000 for a $1,000 purchase and $3,500 for a one-time purchase.
It’s not clear how many people are winning the $7 billion jackpot every year, with the majority of lottery jackpots being allocated by lottery officials to states where there is a shortage of cash.
In Kentucky, there are more than 200 lottery prizes, including the state lottery’s $7billion jackpot, according Toomey County spokeswoman Melissa Lefler.
A total of 6.7 million people have won the jackpot since the state began awarding prizes in the 1960s.
There are currently over 8 million people in Kentucky living below the poverty line.
More than 1,000 people have died from alcohol-related causes in Kentucky, the state’s third-highest death toll, according The Othilt Times.
Ochiltrie County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jessica Schoen said the coroner’s office will perform an autopsy on the deceased on Tuesday.