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‘The stars kept coming.’ Kentucky woman’s big online lottery win keeps her up all night

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A woman from Paris, Ky., won more than $280,000 after playing an online Kentucky Lottery game earlier this month.

“I was just lying in bed playing the lottery” the night of April 7, the woman, who asked to remain unnamed, told lottery officials. “My husband was sitting there next to me watching.”

The big win came after the woman hit the Coins of the Titans progressive jackpot, which is one of the state lottery’s instant play games. The odds of winning any prize on Coins of the Titans are 1 in 3.96, with prizes ranging from 1 cent to more than $90,000, according to Kentucky Lottery’s website.

After selecting a price point, players buy as colored block symbols fall into a 15-tile grid, according to online rules. Players must identify three, connected matching symbols, known as “winning clusters.” Game play includes instant win coins and jackpot bonuses.

This screenshot from the Kentucky Lottery shows a Paris woman’s April win, which netted her more than $282,000 before taxes on the game Coins of the Titans.

This screenshot from the Kentucky Lottery shows a Paris woman’s April win, which netted her more than $282,000 before taxes on the game Coins of the Titans.

“It just hit, and the stars kept coming,” the woman said, according to a Friday lottery release.

“It was a good feeling,” her husband told Kentucky Lottery. “You really don’t believe it.”

The woman said she couldn’t fall back asleep after her win, which totaled $282,454.59. The couple collected a check for $203,367.31 after taxes from the lottery’s Louisville headquarters.

They plan to use the money to pay off some bills and put some into savings.

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