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Monday, August 29, 2016

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Karie Lowe
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Kentucky Man Wins $10,000 Cash Prize Playing Ultimate Cash

John Rowland, Jr., of Kentucky has been working construction in Kansas for the past six months.  When he first came to Kansas, the 35-year-old tried his luck playing Kansas Lottery instant scratch games.  One of the first instant tickets he purchased was a $200 winner and he was thrilled with the prize.  Last Saturday, he tried his luck again, and this time, he won a $10,000 cash prize playing the Lottery's $20 Ultimate Cash instant scratch game!

"When I went into the convenience store, I had $25 worth of winning tickets I had planned on cashing in and keeping the money," said Rowland.  "When I got up to the counter, the $20 Ultimate Cash and $5 White Hot 5s instant tickets caught my eye, so I bought one of each.  As I was waiting for our safety meeting to start Saturday morning, I scratched the $5 ticket and ended up winning $5.  When I scratched the $20 ticket, I realized I had won $10,000 and couldn't believe it.  I was nervous, nervous, nervous!"

To make sure his winning ticket was safe while he was working, Rowland signed the back of the ticket and gave it to his foreman for safekeeping.

"My co-workers couldn't believe I didn't take the day off since I had won $10,000," said Rowland.  "When I called my wife Amanda back home and told her how much I had won, she didn't believe me until I sent her a picture of the winning ticket.  We're both very happy to have won. It's been an exciting weekend."

Rowland, who works for International Chimney Corporation, will continue to work in Kansas for at least two more months before returning to Kentucky. Upon his return home, the lucky winner said he plans to take his family on a vacation with a portion of his winnings.

The winning ticket was purchased at Xpress Fuel, located at 21657 Valley Rd. in La Cygne.  There are three $100,000 cash prizes remaining in the Ultimate Cash game as well as thousands of other cash prizes. 

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