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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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Sally Lunsford
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New Blackjack Game Popular with $10,000 Overland Park Winner

Ever since she first saw the Kansas Lottery's new $1 Blackjack game in a store a couple of weeks ago, Alison Madsen has been purchasing and playing Blackjack tickets.

"Blackjack is my favorite game to play at a casino, so I was naturally drawn to the instant tickets," said the 38-year-old Overland Park winner.  Madsen explained how she sent her husband Kris to the store to get milk this week and asked him to get her more Blackjack tickets while he was there.  He came back without the tickets because the store was out of them. 

"Later in the day we were on our way to help our friends paint their house, when we stopped at another store. That store only had five Blackjack tickets left on the pack and I bought them all," said Madsen.

Madsen was excited, to say the least, when she scratched off the very last ticket, number 299, and saw it was a $10,000 winner!

"She started screaming, 'Kris, Kris, Kris!' At first, I was afraid something was wrong with one of the kids!" disclosed Kris Madsen.

Relieved when he found out his wife was screaming over a lottery ticket, Kris Madsen advised his wife to "calm down" until they knew for sure if the ticket was a winner. They got the ticket verified and, sure enough, it was a $10,000 winner!

The Madsens plan to use their prize money to pay bills and "really celebrate" their wedding anniversary on July 30.  Together the couple has four children.  Alison is a stay-at-mom.  Kris works as an operations supervisor at Conway Freight. 

Alison Madsen purchased her lucky winning ticket at Casey's General Store 3233, located at 7875 Quivera Road in Lenexa. 

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