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Lawrenceburg woman out for Saturday drive wins $125,000 on Kentucky Lottery instant game

Sharon Bickers and her husband Tommy, of Lawrenceburg, were just out for a joy ride on Saturday when they stopped at Liberty Shell Mart in Liberty.

Tommy and Sharon Bickers of Lawrenceburg won $125,000 on a $10 Kentucky Lottery instant game (provided photos).

Sharon Bickers decided to purchase a $10 Xtreme Cash Scratch-off ticket.  It’s one of the Kentucky Lottery’s large 8-inch by 8-inch extended play tickets.

“Something just told me to get that ticket.  I don’t usually buy those kind, the longer play,” she said.

The chance paid off for Bickers, she won $125,000.

“This just doesn’t happen to me, like never. The most I’ve ever won is $500 on a Scratch-off,” she told lottery officials.

Her husband said it was a long ride back to Lawrenceburg.  “She was hollering and screaming, I was trying to drive,” Tommy Bickers said.

The winning ticket (click to enlarge).

“We stopped to check the ticket at a Kroger and the clerk said, ‘it says to claim at lottery so yep, it’s definitely a winning ticket,’ so I grabbed it back.  I had I already signed the back of it, I knew to do that, first thing,” Sharon Bickers told lottery officials.

She says the couple plans to pay off their house and some bills and put the rest in the bank since she plans to retire in a few years from Buffalo Trace.  Once she was handed her check, she included that they were going to take vacation.

She said they hadn’t taken a nice vacation in quite a while since she’s a two-time cancer survivor.

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