Lottery winner carries winning ticket in purse for weeks before realizing she won

BATH COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT/Gray News) – A Kentucky woman says she had a winning scratch ticket and didn’t know about it for weeks.

According to the Kentucky Lottery, the woman told authorities she had the $5 bill in her purse for two weeks before realizing she had won $80,000.

WKYT reports that it wasn’t until she and her son were on an errand that she found him. Her son scratched it and found she was a big winner.

After taxes, lottery officials said she received a check for more than $55,000.

The Kentucky Lottery said it purchased the winning ticket at a Liberty Mart in Owingsville. The store will receive an $800 bonus.

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