Noreletta Wilburn, of Paint Lick, matched four numbers and the Powerball number to win $50,000 from the February 10, 2018 Powerball drawing.
She and her husband Marty had been visiting their daughter when they stopped at Murphy USA #9598 in Nicholasville for gas and a Powerball ticket. The next day, Marty looked on his phone for the winning numbers. “When I told Noreletta what she’d won, she just kept saying, ”Are you serious?
Noreletta told lottery officials that Marty enjoys pranking people so she had a difficult time believing him. “I wasn’t going to take his word for it until he had it checked at the store,” she said.
“She about fell out,” Marty said, after getting confirmation at the store. “It’ll definitely help out,” they told lottery officials. After taxes, the couple received a check for $35,000. Murphy USA will receive $500 for selling the winning ticket.