GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. (FOX 56) — A Graves County woman won her own pot of gold just in time for St. Patrick’s Day after playing a Kentucky Lottery Scratch-off ticket.

“That little leprechaun was lucky for me,” she told lottery officials.

The Symsonia woman won $50,000 after playing the $5 Go For The Green! ticket the week of March 6 from the Kentucky Tobacco Outlet in Paducah.

She matched the number 16 in the first row and continued to reveal a $10,000 prize. Once she finished scratching the ticket off, she had matched four more numbers, winning the game’s $50,000 top prize.

“I thought I won $10,000 at first but turned out it was $50,000,” she said. “I about fell over.”

She scanned the ticket to make sure it was real. “I couldn’t even look.”

“And to think this little $5 piece of cardboard paper is worth $50,000,” she said.

Lottery officials said she told them she was afraid to fall asleep that night fearing she would wake up and it would just be a dream.


After taxes, the woman walked away with $35,750. “This is life-changing,” she said.

She said she plans to put the winnings toward a down payment on a home and buy a car. Kentucky Tobacco Outlet will receive $500 for selling the winning ticket.

$50,000 Go For The Green 3-6-23AB
Winning Go For The Green scratch-off ticket. (Kentucky Lottery)