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Friday, July 5, 2013

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Sally Lunsford
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Peru, Kansas Man Wins $22,000 on Free 2by2 Ticket

Many Kansas Lottery players enjoy playing 2by2 because it's fairly easy to match one number and win a free ticket.  Bobby Pappen is one of those players.  He loves free 2by2 tickets, especially the free ticket that won him $22,000 in the July 1 drawing!  Pappen won the prize by matching both Red numbers 14 and 18 and both White numbers 06 and 08.

Pappen and his wife Alice traveled to Lottery headquarters in Topeka today from their home in Peru, Kansas, near Coffeyville, to claim the $22,000 prize.  Pappen told Lottery officials he has always enjoyed playing lottery games.

"I play 2by2 every day, but I never figured I'd win a prize like this," Pappen said. "I was shocked!" 

Pappen, who has a heart condition, said he was so shocked after he found out he'd won $22,000 that he had to take a nitroglycerin pill.  

"Needless to say, he was very, very excited," Alice Pappen said. 

Alice said she kept the winning ticket in her wallet until they could come to Lottery headquarters to claim it.  The Pappens celebrated their 37th anniversary last month. They have one grown son, and they also count five dogs as part of their family.

"We're going to use this prize money to fix the roof of our home, do some other repairs and build a fence for our dogs," they said.

The $22,000 2by2 ticket was purchased at Conoco Phillips, located at 512 Northeast Street in Coffeyville.

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