Louisville couple scoops up $225,000 during stop for coffee

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November 6, 2023

A coffee break turned into a life-changing moment for a Louisville couple as they unexpectedly won $225,000. 

Joselyn Bonilla, along with her husband, showed up at Kentucky Lottery headquarters after they won $225,000 on a $10 Cash Double Doubler Scratch off ticket.  

The couple stopped for coffee and picked up the winning ticket at Cave Run Lakemart in Morehead Monday morning while on their way back home from visiting family in North Carolina. 

“We always look online to see what prizes are remaining when deciding on which one to buy,” her husband said.  “This time, we only bought one ticket.”

When Joselyn scratched the ticket off in the car, she immediately saw a $6,000 win.  She continued to scratch and said to her husband, “Hey, there’s $6,000 on every spot.” 

“We totaled it up, but it only came to $180,000,” he said.  Next, Joselyn flipped the ticket over to scratch off the back, uncovering the additional $45,000.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Joselyn said.  “We checked it using the app, and there it [$225,000 prize] was!”

Later that day, the couple received a check for $160,875 after taxes.  They are expecting a baby and said winning the lottery will allow Joselyn to be able to stay home. 

Cave Run Lakemart will receive $2,250 for selling the ticket.