Corbin man wins big while stopping for gas

Michael Schlemmer won a $1 million lottery scratch-off ticket while stopping to get gas. (Source: WYMT)
Published: May. 23, 2023 at 12:04 PM EDT
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CORBIN, Ky. (WYMT) - A Corbin man won the top prize, which just so happened to be $1,000,000, while getting gas.

Michael Schlemmer said he stopped at Convenient Food Mart on Highway 25 after needing to by gas. He used the $40 he had on him to buy $20 of gas and a $20 $1,000,000 scratch-off.

“I scratched it off and I looked at it and went back in the store,” Schlemmer told officials with the Kentucky Lottery. “I showed the girls that sold it to me, and they about had a fit. The owners of the store were there, and they both started grinning.”

Schlemmer took home more than $600,000 after taxes. He says he plans to buy a new car and put the rest of his earnings in the bank.