February 15, 2018
Valentine’s Day might consist of flowers or chocolates but for one man from Louisa, it was a million dollars.
Yesterday morning around 6:30 a.m., the Lawrence County man tentatively identified as Rick Cyrus stopped at the Louisa BP #17 to check his Mega Millions ticket from the February 13, 2018 drawing.
The clerk scanned his ticket and informed him that he’d won too much for the store to pay.
“We checked the winning numbers against my ticket and I was like, okay. At first I figured it was probably $1,000 but after researching further, I found out it was much more,” Cyrus said.
The Louisa resident is looking ahead to retirement and says his winnings will help. After taxes, he received a check for $700,000.
The winner would not consent to posing for a picture for Ky. Lottery officials who would not reveal his name at his request although the information is public record, and store clerks have been reluctant to give out his name, either.
BY Jennifer Cunningham | Communications Specialist
February 14, 2018
Cashier who sold ticket said ‘he is a good customer of ours’
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) — UPDATE 2/14/18 @ 11:30 a.m.
Officials with the Kentucky Lottery say the retail location that sold last night’s $1 million Mega Millions ticket is Louisa BP #17 at 206 W. Madison Street.
The winning ticket holder has not yet come forward but store owners and employees know his identity. They can’t name him until he comes forward with the winning ticket.
A winning ticket for last night’s Mega Millions drawing worth $1 million was purchased in Louisa.
Officials with the Kentucky Lottery say the ticket matched five white ball numbers, but not the Mega Ball to win the game’s second prize. The winning numbers for the February 13, 2018 drawing were 5, 12, 15, 46, 49, with Mega Ball 1.
The retailer that sold the winning ticket will receive a selling bonus of $10,000.
Officials say the winner has not yet come forward. So far, the name of the winning retailer has not been released.