Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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May 14, 2013

Winning Powerball ticket sold at Shell on Greenup Avenue

ASHLAND — Someone who recently bought a Kentucky Lottery Powerball ticket at the Shell Food Mart at 2002 Greenup Avenue has won a million bucks, and officials say they are waiting for the lucky person to step forward to claim their cash.

Lottery officials have confirmed the Ashland convenience store sold the million-dollar prize ticket, which hit on five numbers although it did not match the Powerball.

Taj Sardar, vice president and manager at the Shell Food Mart, said he believes they know which customer bought the ticket, describing him as a male customer, although they do not know the man’s name.

“We sell a lot of winners on scratch-off tickets but this was the first million-dollar one we’ve sold,” said Sardar, who pointed out the store has previously sold winning tickets for more than $41,000 and in excess of $31,000.

The white-ball winning numbers for the local lottery player were: 6 - 13 - 19 - 23 - 43.

A spokesman for the Kentucky Lottery advised the ticket holder to sign their name to the back and bring it to lottery offices in Louisville. The winner has 180 days to redeem it for the prize.

“We basically just wait for the winners to come forward,” said Jennifer Cunningham, communications specialist for the Kentucky Lottery.

If no winner steps forward before the 180-day limit, Cunningham said lottery officials will likely launch a media campaign and possibly an event at the store where the winning ticket was purchased to help draw the ticket-holder’s attention.

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