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Monday, April 2, 2012
SO YOU KNOW
Mega Millions tickets
sold in Kentucky
BOWLING GREEN (AP) — It wasn’t the “big one,” but four $250,000
Mega Millions tickets were sold in
Kentucky prior to Friday night’s drawing.
The winning tickets with white
ball numbers of 2-4-23-38-46 were
sold in Bowling Green, Cold Springs,
Taylor Mill and Virgie. The three winning tickets that will split the $640
million pot were sold in Illinois,
Kansas and Maryland.
“Because we don’t know who
purchased the ticket, we urge them
to sign the ticket as soon as possible.
Because the prize is as large as it is,
they have to take it to the lottery office in Louisville ...,” Kentucky Lottery
spokesman Chip Polston said.
“Essentially, whoever brings that
into us (with a signature and ID) will
get the money. So it’s important to
sign the ticket and keep it in a safe
Bobby Dodge is manager of the
IGA where the $250,000 ticket was
sold in Bowling Green.
“We sold a bunch of tickets Friday,” he said. “It was over a week’s
worth in one day. People were lined
up most of the day, so we have no
idea who bought it.”
Dodge said people started coming in Saturday morning to see if
they had winning tickets, but by 1
p.m. the winner had not yet appeared.
“I am assuming someone will
come forward with it,” he said.
Dodge said with so many people
buying tickets, he has no idea
whether it was someone who lived
in the area.
Pick 3: 9-4-7
Pick 4: 3-2-6-4
Cash Ball: 9-22-28-33
Cash Ball 22
5 Card Cash: 7H, 5D, AS, QC, 6S
Pick 3: 7-4-2
Pick 4: 8-9-7-0
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By STEPHANIE MOJICA
Kentucky guard Darius Miller (1) drives to the basket during the second half of an NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball tournament
game Saturday in New Orleans.
Miller aims to end career with NCAA title
NEW ORLEANS —
Miller go out with a stoKentucky coach John
rybook ﬁnish. He’s gone
Calipari joked that Darfrom being Mr. BasketLarry Vaught
ius Miller had been at
ball and a state email@example.com pion at Mason County
Kentucky so long and
done so much for the
to enduring a National
program that if he
waited a year or two, he could possiseason under Billy Gillispie as a freshbly run for governor — especially if
man to playing for a national title in
the Wildcats beat Kansas tonight to
his ﬁnal game.
win UK’s eighth national champiIronically, Miller may well set a
record tonight that will not be broken
Miller laughed at the suggestion
— at least not for many years with the
Sunday, saying he knew little about
way coach John Calipari recruits such
politics and “I don’t think that would high-level talent that few players are
be good for the state” for him to be in- going to stay four years.
volved in politics.
Miller will play in his 152nd game,
However, it would be “good for the breaking the career record for games
state” if Kentucky can complete its
played he currently shares with
national championship quest and let Wayne Turner. ey are the only two
players ever to play in 150 or more
Miller said Sunday he’s not thinking
about the end of his career that has
produced 1,243 points, 174 3-point
goals, 483 rebounds, 278 assists and
“I am just trying to enjoy the moment, spend time with my teammates and friends and family down
here. I am just waiting to play the next
game. When it gets to game time, we
just have to play like we have all year.
It’s down to basketball, something we
have been doing all our life,” he said.
“I have not thought about playing
in the most games. ere’s not time
to. We are still trying to win this
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About 30 firefighters
squelched a blaze this
morning that destroyed
one of the oldest buildings
at the Mercer County Fairgrounds.
About 2 a.m., Harrodsburg
regarding the fairgrounds
on Linden Avenue, said
Fire Chief Chris Dean.
When officials arrived,
they saw a barn fully engulfed in flames. The
flames were extinguished
within about 13 minutes
with the help of Mercer
County and Burgin firefighters, Dean said. No
people or animals were
hurt in the fire.
After sunrise, rubble
from the destroyed barn
was still smoldering as
state and local fire investigators tried to determine
what caused the blaze.
The investigation could be
completed today or within
weeks depending on what
caused the fire, according
Jay Anderson, treasurer
of the Mercer County Fair
Board, surveyed the damage with sadness but said
this year’s fair and horse
show will be held as
planned. “The show will
The barn is the latest of
five structures that have
been lost to fire in the last
15 years, Anderson said.
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