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DATE:
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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Sally Lunsford
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Belle Plaine Woman Brings Home $20,000 in Hot Dough!

Elizabeth King works in a job where she bakes hot pizza. Now, thanks to her favorite pastime, she's bringing home some hot dough!  The 32-year-old Belle Plaine woman purchased four $2 Bonus Crossword tickets after she got off work Sunday night at Casey's General Store in Belle Plaine.  She said good-bye to her co-workers and took her tickets home to play.

"I really enjoy Bonus Crosswords," King said. "I've been playing them for years. I probably buy four or five a week, and I've won lots of $10 and $20 prizes, even $100." 

But never had King won a top prize of $20,000…until Sunday night.

"I was counting the words as I uncovered the letters," King told Lottery officials. "I was super excited when I counted ten words, but I was afraid to get too excited for fear I didn't have what I thought I had."

It wasn't until King claimed the ticket at Lottery headquarters that she knew for sure it was real - she had won a $20,000 top prize by uncovering ten words!

King, who describes herself as a "single mom with four kids who works seven days a week" says she will use her prize money to "buy Christmas for my children."

"My kids are even more excited than I am. I told them, 'We'll just have to see what Santa brings you,' the winner said with a smile. Her children are ages 12, 11, 9 and 7.

The lucky ticket was purchased at Casey's General Store 2949, located at 400 N. Logan in Belle Plaine.

For more information on games, promotions, winning numbers, and unclaimed prizes, or to join the free Kansas Lottery Players Club, visit www.kslottery.com.

 




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