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Monday, May 12, 2014

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Karie Lowe
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Clay Center Resident Wins $20,000 Top Prize Playing $2 Ticket

When Gavin Weis of Clay Center realized he won a $20,000 top prize playing a Kansas Lottery Double Bonus Crossword instant scratch ticket, he said he thought he was "hallucinating."  The thrilled 22-year-old won a top prize by revealing 10 words on the $2 ticket he purchased on Mother's Day.

"Lately I've been playing a lot of the $5 and $10 scratch tickets, but yesterday I decided to try my luck on a $2 Crossword ticket
instead," said Weis.  "I bought two tickets and went home to scratch them. When I found seven words on one of my tickets, I thought I must be imagining things.  I found a Sharpie pen and began circling all the words I had found and, sure enough, I had seven words.  When I found three more words, I couldn't believe it.  I thought I was hallucinating or in a dream."

Weis said he was so excited about the big win, he couldn't sit still and jumped around his house.

"After I calmed down a little, I had a friend check my ticket to make sure I hadn't make a mistake," said Weis.  "When she agreed it looked like I had won, I decided to have it checked at a store. When the clerk said I had to claim my prize at the Lottery, I knew I hadn't made any mistakes and had won $20,000."

The lucky winner said he plans to put his winnings to good use.

"I'm having a hard time believing how much I've won," said Weis.  "I keep thinking to myself what did I do to deserve this?  This is a once in a lifetime win and I'm putting it to good use.  I'm going to set up savings accounts for my two kids, fix my truck and help out a good friend."

The winning ticket was purchased at Short Stop 22, located at 104 S. 6th in Clay Center. There are still 17 top prizes of $20,000 available in the Double Bonus Crossword game.



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