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Leitchfield man cashes in $50,000 Powerball prize

A Leitchfield, KY man was in disbelief after he discovered he won $50,000 on a Powerball ticket.

Sanford Meyers’ winning ticket matched four white ball numbers and the Powerball to win the game’s $50,000 prize.

He purchased the winning ticket at Center Court Food Mart on Brandenburg Road in Leitchfield.

He said he doesn’t play often and will usually buy a Powerball ticket once a month.

Meyers told Kentucky Lottery officials that the ticket laid on his desk for several days before he checked it.

“I told my wife I needed to look at that thing,” Meyers said. “I pulled up the website and looked at it [ticket] and said, “I think I won a hundred and fifty bucks.”

Meyers took the ticket to a store later that day to have it checked.

“She [store clerk] scanned it and said, ‘$50,000,’” Meyers recalled. “I said, ‘you’re kidding me?’ I made her scan it at least three times! I’m happy, I still can’t believe it, though.”

The Grayson County man showed up at lottery headquarters on May 9 and received $36,000 after taxes. He told officials he didn’t have any immediate plans for the winnings.

“I don’t get too excited,” he said. “I’ll wait until I have the check in the bank.”

Center Court Food Mart will receive $500 for selling the winning ticket.