Two co-workers in Kentucky are tens of thousands of dollars richer -- but not due to a raise, bonus or promotion.
Tyesha Trice and Dylan Mitchell, co-workers at a ValuMarket store in Louisville, Kentucky, both decided to play scratch-off lottery tickets on a whim during a work break, according to the Kentucky Lottery.
On their first try, the duo won $100 off a $30 ticket so they decided to keep going with a $50 ticket.
"We were excited about the first win," the co-workers said in a press release. "We even did a little fist bump."
Little did they know that their $50 ticket was going to turn into a $50,000 jackpot.
They started scratching the 500X ticket, a ticket that has 35 scratch opportunities, and nabbed $500 on the first scratch. Trice and Mitchell's lucky streak then kept taking off, as each scratch uncovered a new win.
"I saw the second one and thought I was going to pass out," Trice said.
In the end, Trice and Mitchell won $50,000, the second largest prize amount offered by the 500X ticket.
Trice said she plans on putting her winnings toward rent and savings while Mitchell said he hopes to get a car and look for housing.
After taxes, the co-workers will each get $17,875. Their employer, ValuMarket, will also get $500 for selling the winning 500X ticket. They claimed their winnings on the same day as Mitchell's birthday.
"I'll never forget it," Mitchell said. "Definitely, a birthday to remember."