Local Group Takes Home Powerball Prize

They've been playing for years, but it finally payed off. A group of co-workers at the Georgetown Toyota plant has won a big lottery prize.

The group matched five of the six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing and have taken home $200,000 as a result.

James "tony" Douglas claimed the prize on behalf of the group. He checked the ticket on Saturday night and realized they had won big.

"I couldn't wait to share the excitement so I started calling people right away," Tony said. "Everybody was shocked and some thought I was playing a prank," he told lottery officials.

The 13 players have been playing Powerball together for more than two years.

The winning ticket was sold at Citgo Shelbyville on Boone Station Road. The store will receive a selling bonus of $2,000.


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  • by Tony Location: Shelby County on Mar 9, 2009 at 06:25 PM
    My name is Tony (I claimed the powerball prize for my group)& on behalf of all of us who won this powerball prize we thank everyone for the nice compliments. During these economic times any prize money is appreciated.
  • by happy Location: floyd on Mar 7, 2009 at 05:37 PM
    To Jeff, it doesn't say they won millions.It only says group takes home powerball prize maybe you should read the story again in stead of commenting that other people aren't reading your comments right.Congradulations to the group who won it.I am glad to see someone from Ky hit it.Sounds like Jeff is mad he didn't win it.LOL
  • by Jeff Location: Lexington on Mar 6, 2009 at 06:02 AM
    Well, I posted a reply yesterday but WKYT did not post it so let's try again. Read my comments again. I did not say I wasn't happy for the folks who won; I only commented on the way it was reported. You people need to learn how to read a comment and quit reading more into something that is not there. And by the way Kelly, I have an MBA and am in the marketing world and quite successful. It's the journalism approach I commented about so once again, don't read too much into a comment. Don't comment on something you know nothing about, i.e. marketing/media. Oh yeah, I did comment about praying to God to win the lottery. If you are a true Christian, you know that is not the way to approach something.
  • by steve on Mar 6, 2009 at 05:47 AM
    keep it hid or Obama and his thugs will take it.
  • by A Location: L on Mar 5, 2009 at 11:30 PM
    Finally the lotto our state pays so much into actually pays a little back in our state.
  • by TMMK Location: georgetown on Mar 5, 2009 at 01:03 PM
    Congratulations to Tony and the hard working people at Toyota.
  • by Anonymous Location: prestonsburg Ky on Mar 5, 2009 at 10:05 AM
    At least finally some of the people in Ky is winning and not out of state people. Congrats. to all of you.
  • by jm Location: ky on Mar 5, 2009 at 08:52 AM
    AT LEAST IT WAS SOME WORKING CLASS PEOPLE WHO WON IT THIS TIME.I WOULD BE HAPPY TO WIN 10,000 ALSO. 10,000 IS ALOT TO SOME WORKING CLASS FAMILYS THAT WERE NOT BORN INTO MONEY!!!
  • by Mom Location: Winchester on Mar 5, 2009 at 08:30 AM
    Jeff....Sounds like "sour grapes" coming from you. Why can't you be happy for someone and quit nit-picking. No matter how it was reported, it is some good news when all we see is bad. Great for all the folks that got to share in the win !!
  • by Nikki Location: Whitesburg on Mar 5, 2009 at 08:13 AM
    Gaaaeeez Jeff, who wizzed in your cheerios this morning?? Or for that matter, dinner last night?? May God bless you with some peace and happiness soon cuz it sounds like you need it! Congrats to the winners, every dime counts this year!
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