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Muhlenberg County woman wins $70k online with Kentucky Lottery – WNKY News 40 Television

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Jacklyn Brooks (right) and her best friend Mandi Griggs at Kentucky Lottery headquarters in Louisville. Source: Kentucky Lottery.

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. – A Powderly, Kentucky woman is celebrating an over $70,000 win after playing a Kentucky Lottery Instant Play game.

On May 1, Jacklyn Brooks wagered $2 on the Bluegrass Bucks game.

After a bonus round, a release by the Kentucky Lottery says a message showed up on Brooks’ screen saying she won the $70,384.66 jackpot.

Minutes later, Brooks received an email from the Kentucky Lottery confirming her big win.

“She was just so calm,” her best friend Mandi Griggs said. “If anybody deserves it, it’s her. She’s such a good person. She takes care of everybody.”

Brooks, along with Griggs, showed up at lottery headquarters the next day to claim her prize.

After taxes, Brooks received a check for $50,676.95. She told officials that being able to pay off debt will take some of the stress off.

“She needs to do something for herself,” Griggs added.

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