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Bellevue couple lands winning $50,000 scratch-off lottery ticket

Posted at 2:29 PM, Oct 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 14:29:45-04

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.