Edmonson Voice Report:
A Brownsville man received a hefty payout after his Pick 4 numbers were drawn during Sunday’s midday drawing, netting him $115,600.
James Payton Jr. said he plays the Kentucky Lottery’s Pick 4 game daily, usually playing the month and day he was born (0-9-1-2) as his numbers.
Just minutes after purchasing the ticket from BP Fastrac on Nashville Road in Bowling Green, he found out there’s was a big win coming his way.
Payton Jr. was with his girlfriend when he pulled the Pick 4 numbers up on his phone.
“I saw my numbers and told her, ‘I think I just won $140,000,’” he said. “I had just been saying to her, you have to play to win.”
While he may have miscalculated his winnings at first, he still won $115,600. Payton Jr. went on to mention his girlfriend doesn’t play the lottery but decided to purchase a Scratch-off ticket and won $60.
“She was excited about winning and wasn’t too happy with me stealing her thunder,” Payton Jr. said jokingly.
The Edmonson County man drove to lottery headquarters Monday where he received $82,654 after taxes. He told lottery officials the money will go towards purchasing a van for his general contracting business.
BP Fastrac will receive $1,156 for selling the winning ticket.