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Monday, December 19, 2016

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Sally Lunsford
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Wichita Player Wins Holiday Dough

Although his girlfriend Christian O'Dell usually prefers Crossword tickets, Don Thompson decided the season was right for her to try the $2 instant scratch game Holiday Dough.

"He bought me 10 Holiday Dough tickets Thursday night and I scratched them off after work Friday," O'Dell told Lottery officials.  "At first I wasn't winning much 'dough' holiday or otherwise, but then my luck changed dramatically."

The drama came on the very last ticket O'Dell played. "I scratched off a $10,000 cash prize!  Boy, was I thrilled!"

Even though she could barely contain her excitement, O'Dell decided to be a little coy when she told Thompson what she'd won on the tickets he bought her.

"I told him we won a $2 prize, a $2 prize, a free ticket and $10,000. I never changed my voice," she said.

"What? You won $10,000! You're kidding me," was Thompson's response.

O'Dell, who is employed by Regent Park Assisted Living, said she will use her prize money for repairs on her car and put the rest into savings.

The lucky Holiday Dough ticket that brought O'Dell some real holiday dough was purchased at QuikTrip 366R located at 1620 S. Webb Road in Wichita.

$2 Holiday Dough is one of a trio of holiday games that can be entered into the Kansas Lottery's "Holiday Bonus" promotion for a chance to win thousands of dollars in three second-chance drawings in January.  The other tickets are $1 Holiday Bucks and $5 Holiday Cash.  Only non-winning tickets are eligible.  Find out more about the drawings, including entry deadlines and how much players can win, on the Holiday Bonus page. 

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