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DATE: Friday, April 06, 2012
CONTACT: Karie Lowe (785) 296-5744
Wichita Resident Claims $250,000 Mega Millions Prize
A Wichita resident, who has asked to remain anonymous, has
claimed the $250,000 Mega Millions cash prize from the March 30
drawing! The lucky winner matched the first five numbers,
winning the cash prize. The winning numbers were
02-04-23-38-46 Mega Ball 23. The winner's winning numbers
were 02-04-23-38-46 Mega Ball 37.
"I didn't realize until yesterday I was holding a ticket worth
$250,000," said the winner "I have a bad habit of not checking my
tickets right away."
In fact, the winner almost threw away his
winning ticket without even checking to see if he had a winner.
"I figured I didn't win anyway, so what was the point in
checking my ticket?" said the winner. "I don't recommend
anyone doing that. Luckily, I decided to look up the winning
numbers on the Internet."
After realizing he had matched the first five Mega Millions
numbers, the winner called Kansas Lottery headquarters in Topeka to
confirm his win.
"When the Lottery official asked me if I was sitting down, I
knew it must be real," said the winner. "I can't believe I
The winner plans to save the winnings for retirement. The
winning ticket was purchased at Johnson's General 39, located at
Meridian St. in Wichita.