Elizabethtown woman claims $1 million Mega Millions from Friday's drawing
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An Elizabethtown woman stepped forward with the winning $1 million ticket from Friday's Mega Millions drawing.
In a release, the Kentucky Lottery says Ashley Eggen of Elizabethtown picked up her big check and said she's ready to invest in her future.
Eggen says she's always dreamed of owning a home, and now she has the money to buy one. She said she bought a $2 Quick Pick at the Neighborhood Market on the morning of the drawing.
That ticket matched the five white ball numbers but not the Mega Ball, so she won the second prize of $1 million.
Eggen told lottery officials she doesn’t usually check her tickets right away, but she was waiting on her five-year-old son to get ready Saturday morning. So she pulled up the numbers on her laptop.
“I normally look at the Mega Ball number first and saw that wasn’t a match. But then I noticed where I had 28, then 27, and before I knew it, they all matched,” Eggen said in the release.
“I just sat there a minute. I thought, wait a second, that’s a million dollars. I just started screaming,” she said. Before she knew it, her son was screaming along with her.
Eggen tried to call her mom, but she wasn't able to reach her. When her mom finally looked at her phone, she was concerned about having seven missed messages from her daughter.
After taxes, Eggen received $710,000 and plans to buy a house for her and her son.
Elizabethtown's Neighborhood Market will receive $10,000 for selling the winning ticket.
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