Louisville woman wins lottery game and hands out cash to strangers


It’s not every day you’re at the grocery store and a random stranger gives you some money, but that’s exactly what a woman in Louisville did after winning thousands of dollars. playing the lottery. According to Kentucky Lottery officials, Crystal Dunn won $146,000 on July 8 while playing the Bank Buster Jackpot Instant Play online game. “I saw this and didn’t believe it at first,” Dunn said. It wasn’t until she received an email from the lottery confirming the win that she knew it was real. “It’s a pretty exciting feeling. I never thought I’d win something like this, but it shows it can happen,” she said. They said she only bet $20. She then received a check for $103,909.73, after taxes. After depositing the check in the bank, officials said she stopped at Meijer on Preston Highway where she purchased $2,000 in gift cards. She then went around the store giving the gift cards to random strangers. “A few were brought back, thinking I wanted something in return,” Dunn told lottery officials. “I received an expected gift and I believe it has to be paid for and I wanted to pass it on.” Dunn said she also plans to use the earnings on things she already works for, like buying a car and paying bills. “I worked hard for everything I got. It’s been a pretty amazing gift,” she said. For more information on Instant Play, click here.

It’s not every day that you’re at the grocery store and a stranger gives you some money.

But that’s exactly what a Louisville woman did after winning thousands of dollars playing the lottery.

According to Kentucky Lottery officials, Crystal Dunn won $146,000 on July 8 playing the Bank Buster Jackpot Instant Play online game.

“I saw this and didn’t believe it at first,” Dunn said.

It wasn’t until she received an email from the lottery confirming the win that she knew it was real.

“It’s a pretty exciting feeling. I never thought I’d win something like this, but it shows it can happen,” she said.

They said she only bet $20. She then received a check for $103,909.73, after taxes.

After depositing the check in the bank, officials said she stopped at Meijer on Preston Highway where she purchased $2,000 in gift cards. She then went around the store giving the gift cards to random strangers.

“A few were brought back, thinking I wanted something in return,” Dunn told lottery officials. “I received an expected gift and I believe it should be forwarded and I wanted to pass it on.”

Dunn said she also plans to use the winnings for things she’s already been working on, like buying a car and paying bills.

“I worked hard for everything I got. It’s been a pretty amazing gift,” she said.

For more information on instant play, click here.


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