Thursday, November 29, 2012
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Two of Six $10,000 Powerball Tickets Claimed; Winners from
Burlington and Topeka
A Burlington couple, playing
Powerball for the very first time, have claimed a $10,000 prize for
matching four of the first five numbers and the Powerball in last
Connie and Randy Leal said they
drove from Burlington to Topeka yesterday afternoon to have
lunch. Of course, they had heard all the hoopla about the
record Powerball drawing. Strictly on a whim, they decided to
purchase their first Powerball ticket - five plays for
"Like most people, I started
thinking about all the things we would do with the money if we won
the jackpot," shared Connie Leal. "As the numbers came up on
television, I wrote them down to check against our ticket. We
were totally surprised when we saw how close we came to winning the
The winning numbers in last
night's Powerball drawing were 5-16-22-23-29 Powerball 6. The Neals
had 05-14-22-23-29 Powerball 6. Despite missing the jackpot
by one number, the Leals are extremely happy to have won $10,000
and say they will put the money to good use. Six months ago,
the couple moved to Kansas from Illinois to be closer to Connie's
family in Ottawa. Connie said money has been
"We just closed on a house.
Randy is undergoing kidney dialysis and just got a pacemaker.
We've been struggling, and this money is going to help a
"We were very lucky to win big
the very first time we played Powerball," Randy acknowledged.
"I'm sure we'll play again. We're definitely ahead of the
The Leals purchased their lucky
Powerball ticket at Kwik Shop 781, located at 4500 S. Topeka Blvd.
Kansas had a total of six
$10,000 winning tickets in last night's Powerball
The first $10,000 ticket to be
claimed at headquarters today belonged to a Topeka resident who
asked the Lottery not to disclose his identify. That ticket
was purchased at Whitelakes 66, located at 931 SW
St. in Topeka.
For more information on games,
promotions, winning numbers, and unclaimed prizes, or to join the
free Kansas Lottery Players Club, visit www.kslottery.com.