Someone in Lexington might have gotten really lucky last night: A ticket that won second prize in Thursday night’s multi-state Lucky for Life game was sold at a store in Lexington.
The winner, who has 180 days to claim the prize at lottery headquarters in Louisville, wins $25,000 a year for life, according to the lottery corporation.
According to the Kentucky Lottery Corp., the ticket was sold at the Speedway at 5360 Athens-Boonesboro Road; the store will get a $5,000 bonus.
The winning numbers were 7-13-19-24-30, with a Lucky Ball of 12. The winner matched four of the first five numbers and the Lucky Ball.
This is the second time that the prize has been won in Kentucky this year. In less than five months, Kentucky also has also had two winners of the game’s top prize: $1,000 a day for life.
The $25,000-a-year payout has a guaranteed minimum of 20 years and would become part of a winner’s estate if the winner dies before the 20 years are up. Second-prize winners may also choose cash as an option to the annuitized payment.
Lucky for Life is sold in 24 states and Washington, D.C. Drawings are held Mondays and Thursdays.