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DATE:
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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Cory Thone
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Shawnee Co. Resident Feels Lucky after Claiming $25,000 a Year for Life

A Shawnee County resident, who has chosen to remain anonymous, came to Topeka this week to claim the $25,000 a Year for Life prize they won playing Lucky for Life with the Kansas Lottery. The lucky winner matched the first five numbers but not the Lucky Ball to win in the August 27 drawing.

"I only bought the one ticket," said the winner. "I don't play every day, just once or twice a week. I forgot to check my tickets for a few days, and didn't even know there was a big winner in Kansas! I checked my tickets at the store, and it said 'redeem in Topeka.' I didn't know just how much I had won until I got home and checked online."

"The next day I went and talked with my father about it, and we pulled up the information on the website about the prize payments. We took a few days to really weigh our options about whether to take the lump sum payment or the annuity option," said the winner. "In the end, I'm choosing to take the yearly payments since I'm under 40. Now I know that money is guaranteed for me every year of my life. It's a life-changing thing!"

The increase in yearly guaranteed income for the winner and their family means big changes in the near future. "I was already looking for a house for my family. This win means that we can start looking at places a little bigger, with more room for everyone," the winner said. "Not to mention being able to start investing now with the additional income. It will be a game changer when I get closer to retirement."

The winning ticket was sold at Seaman 66 at 4206 NW Topeka Boulevard in Topeka. The winning numbers matched were 06, 08, 12, 19, and 32, with a Lucky Ball of 17 that was not matched on the ticket.

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