A Kentucky man made an emergency stop at a gas station with just $40 in his pocket. He spent all his money and left with $20 worth of fuel and over half a million dollars in tanks.
Corbin, Kentucky resident Michael Schlemmer spent $20 on a winning “Million Dollar Luck” scratch card from the Kentucky Lottery at a convenience food mart on Route 25 West. Schlemmer’s car was so low on fuel that it “coasted” into a gas station, Schlemmer said in the article. statement.
The Kentucky resident realized he had hit the jackpot after returning to his car. When he scratched the ticket, a million dollar symbol appeared. He won the top prize for scratch cards.
Schlemmer ran into the store and told the minimart employees who were “smirking” at the news.
“I couldn’t think of anything,” Schlemmer said. “I got up and went back to the store to show them. You won’t believe it until you pick up the check.”
Earlier this month, Schlemmer received a check for $616,330 from the Kentucky Lottery Headquarters. That’s $862,000 in lottery lump sum minus taxes.
Big lottery winners can choose to pay in full or in full. series of annuity paymentswhich means higher dividends will be paid out over a longer period of time.
Schlemmer plans to use the money to buy a “new” car. He plans to bank the rest of his winnings.
“I told the dealer I was waiting for the big check and I did,” Shermer said.
Schlemmer isn’t the only one making big bucks selling winning tickets. The Kentucky Lottery announced that the convenience store where he bought his ticket will also receive $8,620.
The Kentucky Lottery funds educational programs, grants, and scholarships for Kentuckians. website state. Scratch’s odds of winning his $1 million prize for his tickets are not listed on the site, only that a player’s odds of winning change each time a ticket is sold. Scratch-off tickets have a 1 in 3.57 chance of winning various prizes. This lottery has raised more than $4.4 billion since his 1999.