BELLEVIEW, Ky. — A lucky Bellevue, Ky. couple hit the literal jackpot when they purchased a Holiday Cheer scratch-off lottery ticket worth $50,000.
Daniel and Stephanie Scott were with friends at Loyal Cafe in Bellevue, when Stephanie purchased and began scratching off the ticket. As she scratched and began to reveal $10,000 winnings before she'd even finished, Stephanie indicated to her husband that the pair needed to speak privately outside.
"At first, I thought something was wrong, that she had gotten a text or something," Daniel said, according to a press release from Kentucky Lottery.
The press release said the pair went outside and Stephanie continued to scratch off the ticket, revealing the couple held the game's $50,000 top prize.
"I told Daniel, 'Let's get out of here,'" said Stephanie. "I was freaking out a bit and wanted to get home and put the ticket somewhere safe."
The pair cashed in the ticket at lottery headquarters in Louisville; after taxes, the couple walked out with a check for $35,500. They said they plan to use the winnings to take a trip, and fix up some things around their home.