Texas Resident Wins $10,000 on Kansas Lottery Game
Douglas Thompson of Killeen,
Texas, said he had no intention of buying lottery tickets when he
and his friend stopped at a convenience store in Junction City to
get gas and cash, but he's glad he did. On an impulse,
Thompson went inside and purchased three $2 Snake Eyes instant
scratch tickets. On the second line of the very first ticket, he
won a top prize of $10,000!
Thompson, who travels all over
training military personnel for three months at a time, is
currently conducting training at Fort Riley and staying in Junction
City. He says he supports the Kansas Lottery every time he's
here. Thompson has a history of lottery wins starting from his very
first Mega Millions purchase in Texas.
"I won $10,000 on the first
ticket I ever bought!" Thompson said. Here in Kansas, he
recently won $500 on a 25th Anniversary Game Book. He credits his
mother, who passed away last year, for his good luck. "She loved
the lottery; she was always playing and winning," Thompson said, "I
hope some of her luck is with me now."
Thompson might take a break from
the $2 Snake Eyes ticket, but not from playing. His favorite
instant game, on which he has not yet won, is $2 Blue Line Slingo.
He recently read the story of Arnetta Robinson winning $10,000 on a
Blue Line Slingo ticket on the Kansas Lottery website. "I don't
know why, but that game always draws me in to play it. Good for her
for winning, I was happy to see it," Thompson said.
Thompson, who has two sons,
three daughters and a grandchild, plans on using his prize money to
remodel his master bathroom and help his oldest son buy a
The lucky ticket was purchased
at Shop Quik 6, located at 821 E. Chestnut in Junction City.
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