Two Kentucky co-workers hit the jackpot on a scratch-off lottery ticket during their break, the state lottery revealed on Tuesday.
Valu Market cashiers Tyesha Trice and Dylan Mitchell decided to purchase two scratch-off tickets on a whim earlier this week, according to CBS News.
Co-Workers Split A Pair Of Lottery Scratch-Off Tickets On A Whim, And Win Money On Both
The first one, a $30 ticket, won them $100 prompting the duo to buy another, this one being a $50 500x ticket.
“We were excited about the first win,” the co-workers said in a press release. “We even did a little fist bump.”
CONGRATULATIONS | Tyesha Trice and Dylan Mitchell were on break when they decided to buy some scratch-off tickets. https://t.co/FXo0fHAh8F
— WHAS11 News (@WHAS11) February 28, 2023
Their luck continued after discovering they won $500 after scratching the first spot. But their luck did not run out just yet.
After scratching off the rest of the spots on the second ticket, they noticed they won $50,000, leaving them with $17,875 each after taxes, the outlet reports.
“I saw the second one and thought I was going to pass out,” Trice said.
Here's your chance at a HUGE win! 💰💰 500X is HERE! the new $50 ticket features the highest percent payout in KY Lottery Scratch-off HISTORY. Get game details now: https://t.co/lIGJ5wVNUc pic.twitter.com/pDHmx216dh
— Kentucky Lottery (@kylottery) October 24, 2022
Lottery Winners Reveal What They Plan To Do With Winnings: “I’ll Never Forget It,” One Said
Michell, who was actually celebrating his birthday on the day they hit the jackpot, was astounded at their luck.
“I’ll never forget it,” Mitchell said.
RELATED: Florida Man Wins $1 Million Lottery Ticket After Being Cut In Line By Rude Stranger
Trice told the outlet that she will be using her share of the prize money to put towards rent and savings, while Mitchell said he he plans on purchasing a car and new living accommodations with his winnings.
As a reward for selling the winning, Valu Market will receive a small prize of $500.
If you think patience doesn’t pay off, click the link to find out how Stephen Espinoza of #DelrayBeach managed to keep his cool and stroll out of Publix—a gentleman and a millionaire! 👉https://t.co/9AnhlP59Mv pic.twitter.com/3OplMJEF1H
— Florida Lottery (@floridalottery) January 25, 2023
Florida Man Wins $1 Million Lottery Ticket After Being Cut In Line At Ticket Counter
Last month, The Shade Room reported that a Florida man won a $1 million on a lottery ticket he bought after being cut in line by a rude customer.
Stephen Munoz Espinoza said he was exhausted following a day of work and was looking to buy a lottery ticket when he was cut in line at the ticket machine.
Espinoza, 43, ultimately decided to avoid a confrontation with the other lotto customer, and opted to instead buy his ticket at the counter inside Publix Super Market, the New York Post reports.
He says it had been a long day and was too tired to confront the line-skipper over taking his place at the ticket machine.
Jamila McCaskill is now tens of thousands of dollars richer! (via @people) https://t.co/UZzbVlNUw7
— Yahoo Life (@yahoolife) February 2, 2023
Detroit Woman Won $100,000 From State Lottery After Taking Break From A “Tough Day”
Meanwhile, earlier this month, a Detroit woman won a $100,000 from the state lottery after taking a break from a difficult day.
Jamila McCaskill just wanted a break from her “tough day.” So to relax, she started playing the lottery online and turned that frown upside down when she won $100,000.
According to local outlet Centre Daily Times, McCaskill recently pocketed $71,750 of her Michigan Lottery prize after taxes. She plans to use the funds to pay off her home and other bills.