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Monday, February 18, 2013

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Sally Lunsford
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A Promise is a Promise - Topeka Man Will Share $10,000 Prize with Girlfriend

Gary Sumner, 49, of Topeka is a man of his word. He told his girlfriend if she scratched off a $10,000 prize on the ticket he bought he would split the prize with her.  She happily agreed and proceeded to play the ticket.  Unbelievably, she actually uncovered a $10,000 prize!

"I am going to split it with her, just like I said," Sumner told officials when he claimed his ticket this morning at Lottery headquarters. "She's really excited because now she can pay off some bills."

The ticket was a $2 Diner Doubler, a new game the Kansas Lottery launched earlier this month.

"The classic car on the front of the ticket caught my eye," the winner explained. "It reminded me of one of my favorite shows, Diners, Drive-Ins and Diveson the Food Network."

Sumner is employed as the head building operator at Capital City School in Topeka. He said he will use his half of the prize to give money to his church and add to his savings account.

The lucky ticket was purchased at Tilton's Oakland Market, located at 1905 NE Seward in Topeka.

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