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DATE:
Thursday, June 27, 2013

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Sally Lunsford
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Wichitan says $20,000 Win is "Answer to a Prayer"

Sandra Christ, 41, couldn't have been happier when she showed up at Lottery headquarters to claim the $20,000 prize she won playing a $2 Bonus Crossword instant scratch ticket.

"This is, literally, the answer to a prayer," said the Wichita winner. "I didn't pray for a lottery win, but I did pray for something to happen that would help us get out of debt and back on the right track."

Karissa Jones, a friend who accompanied Christ to Lottery headquarters, said all of Christ's friends are saying the same thing about her win:  "This couldn't have happened to a nicer person. She deserves it. She's always there to give a helping hand to whoever needs it." 

Christ disclosed it was her friend Karissa who inspired her to try Bonus Crossword. "Karissa plays all the time!" she said.

Christ plans to stick with the $2 game herself.  Not only did she win a $20,000 top prize, she also won another $75 on a $2 Bonus Crossword ticket she purchased while driving from Wichita to Topeka today.

"I think I'd better get another one on the drive home, too," joked the winner. "I must be on a roll!"

Christ purchased her lucky $20,000 ticket at FYC Store,located at 1920 W. MacArthur in Wichita.  She told Lottery officials she has been unemployed for a while and will use the prize money to get caught up on bills.

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