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Friday, May 02, 2014

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Manhattan Resident Claims $494,262 Super Kansas Cash Jackpot!

A Manhattan resident has claimed the $494,262 Super Kansas Cash jackpot from the Monday, April 28 drawing.  The lucky winner, who wished to remain anonymous, matched all Super Kansas Cash numbers, picking his own winning numbers on a $3 ticket.  The winning numbers were 16-22-26-30-32 Cash Ball 09.

"I've always picked my own numbers when playing Super Kansas Cash," said the winner.  "For years, I used to pick my own numbers using family members' birthdates.  Now I look at the frequency charts on the Lottery's website to see how often each number has been drawn before I play.  My strategy has paid off!"

The morning after the drawing, the Manhattan resident was drinking coffee and watching TV when he realized he was holding the jackpot-winning ticket.

"I was watching TV when the winning numbers came up on the morning news," said the winner.  "I was in a state of disbelief when I realized I had won the jackpot.  I couldn't quit smiling and laughing.  I checked my ticket several times before I had it checked again at a convenience store.  After I left the store, I called the Lottery and had it checked yet again.  When I called my wife at work, I asked her if she was sitting down because I had some big news.  She was as shocked as I was when I told her we had hit a jackpot."

The winner and his wife have big plans for their winnings.  They plan to purchase a new vehicle, take a vacation and share a portion of their prize money with family. 

"We haven't told anyone we've won," said the winner.  "Our family will be very surprised when they find out."

The winning ticket was purchased at Shop Quik 12, located at 430 Fort Riley Blvd. in Manhattan. For selling the jackpot-winning ticket, the store is eligible for a $1,000 selling bonus.




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