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DATE: Friday, October 26, 2012
CONTACT: Karie Lowe (785) 296-5744
Art in the Park Grand Prize Winners Win Original Louis
Four lucky players have each won a
beautiful original painting by recent Kansas Artist of the Year
Louis Copt in a second-chance lottery drawing. Copt himself drew the
winning entries today at Lottery headquarters.
The drawing was the culmination of
the $2 Art in the Park instant scratch game. Players who entered
non-winning Art in the Park tickets were eligible for the
second-chance drawing. The grand prize winners
Kimberly Noles of Bonaire,
Pam Kasper of
Sharon Walker of
James Sanderson of
The tickets feature the original paintings that were awarded as
prizes. The paintings
depict four parks in Kansas: Lake Shawnee in Topeka, Tuttle Creek
State Park in Manhattan, Finnup Park in Garden City, and Eisenhower
Park in Abilene. The first winner drawn will get first choice; the
second winner will get second choice, and so on.
state and federal income withholding taxes, each grand prize is
valued at approximately $11,600.
The Kansas Lottery partnered with
the Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) and renowned
landscape artist Louis Copt to develop the game.
"The Lottery is happy to provide
these beautiful paintings by a renowned Kansas artist to four lucky
players," said Lottery Executive Director Dennis Wilson. "It's a great way for us
to celebrate the arts in Kansas, as well as the natural beauty of
The KRPA is grateful for this
unique opportunity to bring attention to the many parks in Kansas.
"The Lottery's Art in the Park game provided us a statewide reach
to help promote the benefits of local and state parks throughout
the state," said the KRPA's Bonnie Simon.
The Kansas Lottery received approximately 7,550
entries for the Art in the Park second-chance