Thursday, May 31, 2012
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Wichita NASCAR Fan Wins $25,000 Top Prize
On a whim Saturday, Cheree LaForest decided to purchase five of
the $5 Kansas Lottery Officially Licensed NASCAR® instant scratch
tickets. Being a NASCAR® fan, she was hoping to win a VIP
racing weekend prize package for two at Kansas Speedway® in October
during a second-chance drawing. However, instead of sending
in her non-winning NASCAR® tickets for the drawing, the Wichita
resident was shocked to discover she had revealed a $25,000 top
prize on the last ticket she
"I buy tickets about once a week," said LaForest. "I've
been playing the 25th Anniversary Cruise game. I
would love to win a cruise, but the NASCAR® ticket caught my eye,
so I gave it a try."
After taking her tickets home to scratch, the Wichita resident
couldn't believe her good fortune.
"I've never won anything bigger than $100," said LaForest.
"Now we can pay off medical bills. I still want to win one of
the cruise prize packages though. My husband, Jeremy,
and I have been married a year, but didn't go on a honeymoon.
A cruise would be awesome, or I wouldn't mind winning one of the
2012 MLB® prize packages."
After claiming her $25,000 top prize Tuesday morning at Lottery
headquarters in Topeka, LaForest entered non-winning tickets for
the 25th Anniversary Cruise second-chance drawing and
the 2012 MLB® All-Star Game® second-chance drawing. We hope
her luck continues by winning a second-chance drawing prize package
and she gets to go on a belated honeymoon.
LaForest, who has an eight month old son, purchased her winning
ticket at Dillons 65, located at 3211 S.
Seneca St. in Wichita.