Birthdate pays off for Edmonson County man with Kentucky Lottery Pick 4 Win

BP will receive $1,156 for selling the winning ticket
Published: Mar. 10, 2023 at 1:17 PM EST
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BROWNSVILLE Ky. (WBKO) - A Brownsville man received a hefty payout after his Pick 4 numbers were drawn during Sunday’s midday drawing.

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 was a big win coming his way.

He 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,’” Payton Jr. 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.

He 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.