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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Karie Lowe
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Clearwater Resident Wins Spectacular Prize worth $75,000!

A 34-year-old Clearwater resident won a spectacular prize worth $75,000 playing a Kansas Lottery $75,000 Spectacular instant scratch ticket! Bryan Fleming purchased the $10 ticket during his lunch hour and was nearly speechless when he discovered he had won a top prize playing the game.

"When I realized how much I had won, I was shocked," said Fleming.  "It took a few minutes before it sank in how much I had won.  To make sure I hadn't gone cross-eyed, I took a picture of the ticket and sent it to my cousin."

Fleming, who has been working with his uncle for several months farming, usually stops at a nearby convenience store with his cousin to have lunch.  While at the store, Fleming buys a couple of lottery tickets and takes them home to scratch before returning to work.

"My cousin and I buy tickets almost every day," said the lucky winner.  "After I bought my ticket last Friday, he bought the next ticket after me.  When I sent him the picture of my winning ticket, he sent me back a few choice words for winning such a big prize.  He's happy that I won, he just wishes he would have bought the ticket first."

Still a little unsure of his win, Fleming called Kansas Lottery headquarters in Topeka to have his winning ticket verified.

"I immediately signed the back of my ticket once it was verified and hid it in a picnic basket that sits on top of the refrigerator," said Fleming.  "When I went into the store the next day, everyone in the store knew I had won a big prize, so I thought I'd better put it in my uncle's safe until I could make the trip to Topeka to claim the ticket."

Fleming, who is single, is considering starting his own transportation business with his winnings.  He purchased his winning ticket at Casey's General Store 2871, located at 152 N 4th St. in Clearwater.

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