Friday, July 19, 2013
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Abilene Resident Plans to "Keep on Playing" after $10,000
David Martinitz says he has been playing lottery games since the
first "Up and Away" tickets went on sale back in 1987. And
after what happened to him this week, Martinitz says, "I'm going to
keep on playing!"
The 48-year-old Abilene man was all smiles when arrived at
Lottery headquarters in Topeka this week. He was here to
claim a $10,000 top prize on an instant scratch ticket.
"I bought two $2 Red, Wild & Blue tickets and one $2 Money
Multiplier while I was visiting Beloit," Martinitz explained. "I
didn't win on the first two, but the third one was a different
story. I was shocked when I scratched off a $10,000 prize on
the Money Multiplier ticket. I think I even screamed out loud."
Martinitz was still in the store, so he had a store clerk check
the ticket just to be sure he wasn't seeing things. She verified
his win and told him he would need to claim his prize at a Lottery
"I've been unemployed since January," Martinitz told Lottery
officials. "I'm going to use the prize money to get caught up on
bills. I'm really happy I won this."
Martinitz purchased the lucky Money Multiplier ticket at Pump
Mart, located at 120 W. 8th St. in Beloit.
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