A Caneyville man took home a prize of more than $100,000 this month after playing an online Kentucky Lottery Instant Play game.
Wymer Vaughn, of Caneyville, received a nice surprise after playing a Kentucky Lottery Instant Play game online. On Nov. 1, he chose to play the $10 Wheel of Fortune on the Road Instant Play game and won $150,000.
Vaughn told lottery officials he hit on the bonus portion of the game and thought he had won $150. When the money did not show up in his account, he assumed he had made a mistake.
“I’d already wrote it off,” he said. “It wasn’t until I received an email from the lottery letting me know I’d won. That’s when I realized I’d actually won $150,000.”
According to Wymer, he just recently started playing online and does not play often.
“I was pretty excited. It was a nice surprise,” said Wymer of his big win.
Wymer received a check for $106,500, after taxes. He told lottery officials he is going to put his winnings to good use and plans to buy land.
For more information on Instant Play, visit https://play.kylottery.com/en-us/playnow/instantplay.html.