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Kentucky Lottery Instant Play jackpot winner celebrates by handing out money

Aug 1, 2022, 4:49 pm

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What better way to use the cash?

By Kate Northrop

A Kentucky woman made it her goal to spread the love from winning an Instant Play jackpot by handing out some of her winnings to strangers.

Christmas in July must have struck a chord with Crystal Dunn of Louisville, who decided there was no better way to celebrate her win than gifting some of the money to random strangers.

On the night of July 7, a message popped up on Dunn's computer alerting her that she had won a jackpot worth $146,351.74 with a $20 wager while playing the Kentucky Lottery's Bank Buster Jackpot Instant Play game online.

"I saw that and didn't believe it at first," Dunn told the Lottery when she showed up the next day at Lottery headquarters in Louisville to collect her prize. It wasn't until she received an official email from the Lottery confirming the win that she was sure it was true.

"It's a pretty exciting feeling," she continued. "I never thought I would win something like this, but it goes to show it can happen."

She took home a grand total of $103,909.73 after taxes and deposited the check right into her bank account, but for Dunn, there was more to it than just paying off bills and a mortgage.

Her next stop was a Meijer grocery store, where she bought 20 gift cards each worth $100, totaling $2,000. She then made her way around the store, where she surprised random shoppers by handing out the cards, but even the purest act of kindness threw off some unsuspecting strangers.

"A few were taken back, thinking I was wanting something in return," she revealed in a press release.

Regardless, the lottery winner's actions were indeed coming from a good place, similar to how $768 million Powerball jackpot winner Manuel Franco surprised a woman with a $200 gift card on Mother's Day in 2019.

"I got an unexpected gift, and I believe in paying it forward, and I wanted to pass it along," Dunn said of her lucky prize. "I've worked hard for everything I've had. This is a pretty amazing gift."

Dunn will, in fact, put some of the money toward things she had already had been working on, such as buying a car and paying off bills.

The Bank Buster Jackpot online game features a progressive jackpot that starts at $100,000 and increases with each purchase of a participating progressive jackpot Instant Play game. Players can wager varying amounts from 50 cents to $20. The odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 250,000.

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Simpsonville
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I'm confused by this article.   Will look up this instant game in a bit, but Fast Play is not available to play on line.   The KY Lottery Bank Buster acts the same with growing jackpots like our Fast play.

Jackpot for our $20 Fast play is over $1.2 million, highest in the country.  I'm taking a couple of weeks off from playing that one.

Well in any case, a moot point, she was very generous of her!

 

On their website it said sixteen winners won $1K or more last week....hmmm am tempted to try this one.   Again, our on-line instant tickets are different than store bought ones.

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    Generosity at it best" wishing you Millions of Dollars on your next wealthfound lottery ticket 💴💰💴💵💰💴💵💰💴💵💰💴💵💰💴

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      Simpsonville
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      You can play for fun on their instant games just like you were actually using real money instead of Monopoly money.

       

      It is fun and free!

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        SC
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        Only idiots hand out money after lottery wins. Especially when it's not that much.

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          Gallatin Tennesee
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          Only idiots hand out money after lottery wins. Especially when it's not that much.

          She only passed out $2,000 bucks. That left her with over a hundred thousand still in the bank. Besides we have no idea what she does for living, she could have a job where $2,000 means nothing to her. There are a lot of people who are very financially secure who gamble online just for the fun of it. And maybe she's just a generous soul. None of those things makes her an idiot.

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            Kunming
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            She only passed out $2,000 bucks. That left her with over a hundred thousand still in the bank. Besides we have no idea what she does for living, she could have a job where $2,000 means nothing to her. There are a lot of people who are very financially secure who gamble online just for the fun of it. And maybe she's just a generous soul. None of those things makes her an idiot.

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            I agree. However she needs to be careful no one follows her home. There are bad people in this world. No good deed goes unpunished.

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              congratulations. 

              It's so nice to see stories like this of people paying it forward

                “Somebody's gotta win, might as well be Me” 

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                Great story, congrats to her . Party

                Happy National Sisters Day. Love

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                  She only passed out $2,000 bucks. That left her with over a hundred thousand still in the bank. Besides we have no idea what she does for living, she could have a job where $2,000 means nothing to her. There are a lot of people who are very financially secure who gamble online just for the fun of it. And maybe she's just a generous soul. None of those things makes her an idiot.

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                  Whatever her reasons she gave $100 gift cards to 20 people after winning the "Online only" game "Bank Buster" jackpot.

                  The definition of "Online games" in Kentucky is sort of confusing because players can play "Online", on their PC, laptop, tablet, or cell phone. And they can also play "most Online games" at lottery terminals and kiosks. What makes it even more confusing is players can purchase "Igifts" to play "online" at lottery terminals. Crazy

                  To make it "clear as mud", Some draw games like MM, PB, pick-3 and 4, Cashball, Keno, Cashpop and Lucky for Life can be purchased using any of the above methods.  The draw game "Fast Play" (the subject of the article) can only be purchased at terminals and kiosks and the current jackpot is $1.2 million.

                  And if that isn't confusing enough, we can play "instant games" only Online that are similar to scratch-offs.

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                  "When will we ever learn?"

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                    Only idiots hand out money after lottery wins. Especially when it's not that much.

                    Takes one to know one.

                    This story was great. She's a very kind person.

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                      Simpsonville
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                      Whatever her reasons she gave $100 gift cards to 20 people after winning the "Online only" game "Bank Buster" jackpot.

                      The definition of "Online games" in Kentucky is sort of confusing because players can play "Online", on their PC, laptop, tablet, or cell phone. And they can also play "most Online games" at lottery terminals and kiosks. What makes it even more confusing is players can purchase "Igifts" to play "online" at lottery terminals. Crazy

                      To make it "clear as mud", Some draw games like MM, PB, pick-3 and 4, Cashball, Keno, Cashpop and Lucky for Life can be purchased using any of the above methods.  The draw game "Fast Play" (the subject of the article) can only be purchased at terminals and kiosks and the current jackpot is $1.2 million.

                      And if that isn't confusing enough, we can play "instant games" only Online that are similar to scratch-offs.

                      Hiding Behind Computer

                      100% correct.

                       

                      Celtic coins Jackpot has, as this one does a Joint Jackpot wording above it.  They have the same jackpots.  It is just over $199K for the both of them.

                       

                      Another $12 on Powerball last night...in store purchase.

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                        Wow, what a great story.  I wish I was in that store,when she was passing them out. Would've paid for my groceries and gas.  "God will provide". Some just passed up their blessing by not taking it.  Your Loss. 

                         

                        Congratulations to the Lucky Winner 🏆

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                          Simpsonville
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                          Wow, what a great story.  I wish I was in that store,when she was passing them out. Would've paid for my groceries and gas.  "God will provide". Some just passed up their blessing by not taking it.  Your Loss. 

                           

                          Congratulations to the Lucky Winner 🏆

                          Last year when my jackpot was won of around $1700 gave everyone in the row a $20.00

                          Last week sitting outside same place to defrost a lady came by and handed a couple next picnic table a $20 each; then came to me and gave me a $20.00

                          Just now gave a guy a $20.00 who said he needed to get to work and he did go to the gas pump.   Asked my name and if the gals in there know me and said 'yes, tell them I'm Clarabelle's Dad'.   Said he'd give it back to me tomorrow ($40).   If he gives me my $20 back it's OK, if not, that's OK too.

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                            Now you are talking. That's what I'm talking about. Lottery winnings should only be spent by the winner, however he/she sees fit. Not by a crooked attorney or a wasteful government.

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