Tuesday, August 13, 2013
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Hutchinson Player "Stinkin' Rich" after Winning $25,000 Top
While on her way to work yesterday morning, Diane Schultz of
Hutchinson stopped at a local convenience store for a cup of
coffee. While at the store, Schultz decided to cash in a $5
winning instant scratch ticket for a different Kansas Lottery
instant scratch game - a $5 Stinkin' Rich ticket. After
scratching the ticket, Schultz discovered she was "stinkin' rich"
when she revealed a $25,000 top prize playing the game!
"I didn't scratch my ticket until I pulled into the parking lot
at work," said Schultz. "I could hardly believe what I was
seeing. I immediately called my husband Dave, and of course,
he didn't believe me."
After sitting in her car for a few minutes in disbelief, Schultz
made it into work where she showed her boss the winning ticket.
"My boss and coworkers were very excited for me," said
Schultz. "I didn't know what to do with the ticket, so my
boss suggested I should have it checked. She knew I wasn't
going to be able to concentrate on my job if I wasn't 100 percent
sure I had a winning ticket."
Taking her boss's advice, the lucky winner decided to take her
winning ticket back to the store where she purchased it and have it
"I always stop at this store and feel comfortable with the
clerks," said Schultz. "When one of them told me I had to
claim my prize at the Lottery, I knew without a doubt I had won a
After signing the back of her winning ticket, Schultz kept it in
her back pocket until it was time for her to leave work. Once
she was at home, she found a special hiding place for the winning
ticket until she could make the trip to Topeka to claim her
Schultz, who works for Lowen Sign Company in Hutchinson, has
been married to Dave Schultz for 30 years. They have two
grown children and three grandchildren. They were undecided
how they would spend their winnings.
"We haven't had much time to decide what we're going to do with
the money," said Schultz. "We'll probably pay a few bills and
possibly buy a new computer."
The winning ticket was purchased at Kwik Shop 765, located at
434 E.17th Ave. in Hutchinson.