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Fort Knox soldier almost trashed winning lottery ticket

Sep 8, 2006, 4:07 pm

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A soldier stationed at Fort Knox apparently made the right decision when he sifted through his trash to check if his lottery tickets were worth anything.

Kentucky Lottery officials said the soldier, who they said didn't want to be identified, had cleaned out his car and tossed a winning ticket worth $800,000.

But he had second thoughts and decided to go through the trash, find the tickets and check them out.

"He said something just told him to check the tickets, and he did," said Chip Polston, spokesman for the Kentucky Lottery.

He had purchased a ticket from the Aug. 16 Powerball drawing and took home a check for $552,000 after taxes, lottery officials said.

Bob Warren, owner of the store where the ticket was purchased, said customers have been pretty lucky with tickets bought at Warren's Vine Grove Food Mart. He has sold $125,000 and $40,000 tickets this year.

"I've had a few people say they'll buy my tickets because of these winners," Warren said. "This has been the buzz around town for the last few weeks."


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4 comments. Last comment 14 years ago by KRB03.
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United States
Member #15309
May 13, 2005
307 Posts

Another soldier!  If I recall this is the 6th or 7th soldier that won something big in the last 2 years.  They areBlue Angel blest.

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    wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

    United States
    Member #15143
    May 10, 2005
    454 Posts

    Congrats to the lucky soldier!

      United States
      Member #16611
      June 2, 2005
      3493 Posts

      That's a great story. That's a great decision of not trashing the PB ticket.

        Palm Harbor, FL
        United States
        Member #32361
        February 11, 2006
        145 Posts

        too bad this wasnt out in time for Loramill to read. Throw tickets away AFTER checking them...