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5 winning tickets, 5 times the money for 1 KY Lottery player

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LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE) - A very lucky lottery player will soon be $1 million richer after buying five winning tickets in a single night in Lexington.

According to Kentucky Lottery Corporation spokesman Chip Polston, the player bought five Kentucky Cash Ball tickets at the Dairy Mart on East Reynolds Road in Lexington Wednesday night and played the same combination of numbers on each ticket. In a huge stroke of luck, those were the numbers drawn in the Aug. 20 drawing. Since each winning ticket is worth $200,000, the player won a total of $1 million.

Polston said the Kentucky Lottery heard from an extremely excited player Thursday morning who was headed to Louisville for ticket validation.

The winner's identity was expected to be released later in the day.

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