'Babe Wake Up' Boone County woman hits online jackpot

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December 1, 2023

A Hebron, KY woman won a $234,120 jackpot playing the Cleopatra Clusters Jackpot Instant Play game online. The woman randomly woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t sleep so she decided to check her email. She saw she had received an email from the Kentucky Lottery awarding her Bonus Bucks, so she decided to play online.

“I started playing Cleopatra Clusters and I usually play for $0.50, maybe sometimes up to $2,” the woman said. “But for some reason, I don't know why, but I decided to try at $10. I saw that I had won but I was expecting maybe $50. But then I saw the jackpot and I couldn't believe it.”

Cleopatra Clusters Jackpot is an online lottery game with a rolling jackpot. At the time of the win, the jackpot amount was $234,120.24.

“I woke up my husband and said, ‘Babe wake up! We just won the jackpot!’” the woman who wished anonymous, said. “He didn’t believe me, so I showed him the screenshot. We were unable to go back to sleep after that.”

“I don’t know what made me wake up or what made me wager $10. That’s risky for me,” the woman said. “My husband is the risk-taker, not me. I’m a numbers person so I was amazed by the odds.”

After taxes, the couple received a check for $167,395.97 and said the winnings will help in so many ways.

“It’s always right on time,” the woman said. “Timing is everything.”