Tuesday, June 11, 2013
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Clay Center Woman Wins $20,000 Lottery Prize at "Lucky Spot"
Brenda Peterson believes she has
found a lucky place to buy lottery tickets, and it's hard to argue
with her. The $2 Bonus Crossword instant scratch ticket she
purchased at "her spot" just won her a top prize of
"When there was a different
convenience store at this location, I won a $2,000 prize and a $500
prize on tickets I bought there," Peterson explained to Lottery
officials. "Now in a new business in the same building, I've won
$20,000. I think it's my lucky spot!"
The store where Peterson
purchased her Bonus Crossword ticket last Thursday is Short Stop
22, located at 104 S. 6th St. in Clay Center. She played the
ticket on Friday and said she was "in shock" when she uncovered ten
words and realized she'd won a top prize.
"I wasn't sure what to do with
the ticket over the weekend," she said. "There was a possibility of
severe thunderstorms and I didn't want to hide it in the house in
case something happened to the house. Likewise, I was afraid to
lock it inside my car, for fear something would happen to the car.
So I just kept it in my purse and kept the purse close to me at all
After safely claiming the ticket
late Monday afternoon at Lottery headquarters in Topeka, Peterson
started making plans for how she would use her prize money. She
said she would pay bills and would also like to buy a stock
"I know I don't look like it,"
said the 62-year-old winner. "But I do competitive barrel racing.
For the past few years, I haven't had a trailer so I haven't been
able to take my horses anywhere."
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