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Monday, January 13, 2014

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Karie Lowe
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Colony Resident Wins $10,006 Playing Cash Frenzy

Bartender Douglas Luedke decided to pass the time scratching a few Kansas Lottery instant scratch tickets while waiting for his shift to begin.  The 62-year-old Colony resident purchased six $2 Cash Frenzy instant scratch tickets and nearly went into a frenzy when he discovered he had won a $10,000 top prize on the last ticket he scratched!

"Before coming to work, I stopped and cashed in a few winning lottery tickets for the Cash Frenzy game," said Luedke.  "I had
never played the game before and thought I would give it a try.  I won $6 on one ticket and was very surprised when I won $10,000 on the last ticket."

Since Luedke had never played the $2 game before, he asked his co-workers to take a look at the ticket to confirm he had won a $10,000 top prize.

"Everyone agreed it looked like I had won, but to be sure I went and had the ticket checked," said Luedke.  "Once I was sure
I had won, I signed the back of it and returned to work.  I put it in my coat pocket and checked it several times that night to make sure it was still there.  Having the ticket with me while I was working made for a long, but exciting night. Customers joked that rounds were on me."

In addition to working as a bartender, Luedke also works construction.  He has four grown children and five grandchildren.  He plans to use his winnings toward a trip to Mexico to visit his son, who is in the military.

"I'm hoping we can play a lot of golf while I'm there," said Luedke.

The winning ticket was purchased at Shepard's Food Mart, located at 824 W. Main in Anthony.  There are two $10,000 top prizes remaining in the $2 Cash Frenzy game.

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