Morning Routine Pays Off for Dresden
David Meitl's morning routine has
paid off with a big win. The Dresden resident stops
by a local convenience store for coffee every morning with eight
other friends and plays Kansas Lottery instant scratch
tickets. Sticking to
his routine on September 27, the Dresden resident purchased a
couple of $2 Blue Line Slingo instant scratch tickets, winning a
$10,000 top prize on one!
"I buy a few tickets every day,"
said Meitl. "Even
though I play a lot it was a big surprise to realize I had won
$10,000. About five
minutes after I realized I had won, the Lottery representative for
our area came in the store. When he walked in I said,
'That was quick! Did
you bring my money with you?'"
Not wanting to make the long trip
to Topeka to claim his prize, Meitl decided to wait until he and
his wife Janet came to Kansas Speedway for the NASCAR races this
"I was trying to kill two birds
with one stone," said Meitl. "I actually bought my
winning ticket the day before my birthday. The day of my birthday, we
went down to Boot Hill Resort & Casino and I won $900
there. I guess you
could say winning was my birthday present."
Meitl and his wife, who will
celebrate 40 years of marriage in February, plan to use their
winnings for an anniversary trip. His eight friends, who he
drinks coffee with, have requested a steak
The winning ticket was purchased at
Spresser Tire & Service, located on Hwy 383 in Dresden. Dresden is located in