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DATE: Friday, March 17, 2017
CONTACT: Sally Lunsford 785-296-5708

Kansas Lottery Announces First 30 Winners in Year-long Birthday Drawings

Thirty lucky Kansas Lottery players will be celebrating the Lottery's 30th birthday with an entire pack of $5 Birthday Bash instant scratch tickets they won in the first of nine 30th Birthday Bash online-only second-chance drawings! Each prize is worth $300 and gives each winner the potential to win up to $30,000 or more as they scratch through the 60 tickets in their pack! 

 The 30 winners are:

  1. Niki Modean, St. George
  2. Andrew West, Hutchinson
  3. Francisco Salas, Ft. Riley
  4. Deborah Nuss, Rusell
  5. Vince Carter, Topeka
  6. Mary Alvarez, Junction City
  7. William Tiemeyer, Wichita
  8. Christopher Moore, Newton
  9. Betty Wilkerson, Independence
  10. Cheryl Xiong, Haysville
  11. Robert Kimberling, Galena
  12. David Wilson, Emporia
  13. Robert Thurman, Wichita
  14. Daniel Sitterle, Junction City
  15. Michael Bulmer, Wichita
  16. Jerry Hoover, Coffeyville
  17. Jacob Yarnell, Osage City
  18. Bob Wohletz, Atchison
  19. Neal Copenhaver, Olathe
  20. Paul Lyle, Pittsburg
  21. Kay Berven, Topeka
  22. Donnie Lowe, Wichita
  23. Antonia Tabor, Topeka
  24. Tyler Diveley, Highland
  25. Lakisha Gulley, Wichita
  26. Daniel Tiemeyer, Wichita
  27. Mark Lowry, Wichita
  28. Susan Tomasino, Russell
  29. Michael Esparza, Wichita
  30. Donald J. Simons, Hays

The deadline for entries in the second Birthday Bash drawing in which 30 players will win Powerball Power Play tickets for a year is April 18 (see below).

How to Enter
Beginning March 2 through noon November 6, 2017, Kansas Lottery PlayOn® Players Loyalty program members can submit their non-winning $5 Birthday Bash instant scratch tickets to earn entries into the online-only second-chance drawings. Mailed entries will not be accepted for this promotion.

Drawing Details
Thirty winners will be drawn in each of the nine drawings, for a total of 270 Birthday Bash winners!  Players may enter the drawings as often as they wish, but may only win one prize package in each drawing.  All non-winning entries not drawn in the Birthday Bash drawings will be eligible to win prizes in all subsequent Birthday Bash drawings.  For deadlines, announcement dates, and prizes for all drawings, visit Birthday Bash.

For more information on games, promotions, winning numbers, and unclaimed prizes, or to join the free Kansas Lottery PlayOn® Players Loyalty program, visit

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