Ison works at the Harrodsburg Herald, and says she has no plans to go part-time or give it up. She says she regularly plays Pick 3 and scratch-off games, and wouldn't have played Powerball that evening if she hadn't won a dollar with a scratch-off ticket.
"I told my husband, 'I won $200-thousand,' and he said, 'Honey, don't get excited, you haven't won that much.' He said just go to the store and see. So I walked into the store and they told me they had a $200,000 Powerball winner and I said, "Well, it was me.'"
Ison says she banked the money that day and later put it into certificates of deposit for her granddaughters, Hailey and Monica. She said she would probably use a bit of it for the food bank she began at Harrodsburg's Centennial Baptist Church.
"There's nothing I need," she said with a smile. "I'm just me like I was before I won it."