LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky autoworker says he bought a Powerball lottery ticket worth $126.6 million on Christmas Eve while doing last-minute shopping.
Rob Anderson says he’s lucky he kept the ticket after it was printed in error at a gas station in Georgetown, about 70 miles east of Louisville.
Lottery officials say it’s the largest jackpot in the state’s history.
Anderson and his wife stepped forward Wednesday as the winners of the Dec. 26 drawing.
Rob Anderson says he planned to buy lottery tickets as Christmas presents but was wrongly given a single ticket with three sets of numbers. He kept it and bought three more $1 tickets to give as gifts.
The misprinted ticket turned out to be the winner. The winning numbers were: 32-36-37-41-53 and Powerball 30.