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Kentucky School Bus Driver Retires After Winning Lottery Ticket

A Jefferson County Public Schools bus driver is retiring after winning $100,000 on a Powerball lottery ticket, reported WLWT5 News.

According to the news report, James Keown has been a bus driver for Jefferson County Public Schools for the past 11 years.

Keown reportedly bought the winning ticket from a Circle K in Louisville. The ticket matched four white ball numbers and the Powerball to win the game’s $50,000 prize. He then chose to add the power play feature, which multiplied his winning by the Power Play number 2 that was drawn.

Keown stated he was shocked when he checked his numbers the next morning and realized he had won.

Lottery officials said Keown immediately shared the news with his wife. Keown then called his supervisor and told him, “I hit the lottery, and I am not coming back.” Keown said he loved his job but had been thinking about retiring for a while.

The couple reportedly claimed their prize on Monday and walked away with a check for $71,500 after taxes.

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