Teenager claims $1M Powerball prize

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SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYT) - An 18-year old visiting her father in Somerset was the lucky winner of $1,000,000.

Tanya Herrera, who is from Campbellsville, stopped at a Speedway in Somerset to purchase a lottery ticket.

Herrera, who was in Somerset visiting her father, doesn't have much experience playing the lottery. When she heard there was a winning ticket sold at the store she stopped at, she asked her dad for help.

After checking the winning numbers on the internet, her dad suggested she go to the store to check it. "I really didn't know what to do," Herrera said in a news release from the Kentucky Lottery. "I scanned it myself and when I saw $1 million pop up on the machine, I thought it was broken."

Herrera says she'll use some of her winnings towards college tuition and is considering attending Western Kentucky University.

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