Monday, January 13, 2014
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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
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
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
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
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.