Friday, June 27, 2014
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Pittsburg Biscuit Baker Makes Extraordinary Dough!
Video of Karen Newport
As a biscuit baker on the early-morning shift at Hardee's, Karen
Newport doesn't make a huge amount of money. As a lottery player,
though, she makes extraordinary dough!
"Never in my wildest dreams did I expect this to happen!" said
The Pittsburg resident changed her circumstances overnight when
she scratched off a $100,000 top prize on one of the Kansas
Lottery's $10 $100,000 Crossword tickets.
"I scratched it at home and didn't realize until I took the
ticket back to the store and the clerk and I looked at it together
how much I had really won," the 34-year-old winner told Lottery
officials. "The clerk was so excited for me she called her boss,
and I started to cry with happiness, right there in the store."
Newport has three sons. Eli is 13; and her twins, Miles and
Maddox, are 4.
"I haven't told the twins yet," she said. "I told Eli last
night, and he was thrilled. He's already thinking about things he'd
like to buy with the prize money."
Newport has been thinking, too.
"Things have been pretty tight," she said. "I am definitely
going to start college savings accounts for the boys and give them
a really good Christmas this year. We might take a vacation, too. I
haven't had a vacation in nine years!"
Newport also plans to tip the sales clerk who sold her the
winning ticket, which was purchased at Casey's General Store 2962,
located at 434 W. 4th St. in Pittsburg.
There are still three top prizes of $100,000 remaining in the $100,000
Crossword game, plus more than 100,000 other cash prizes.