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Friday, May 25, 2018

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Cory Thone
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Ellinwood Resident Ready for the Holiday Weekend after Cashing in $20,000 Top Prize!

Kathy Schartz of Ellinwood came to the Kansas Lottery office in Topeka on Thursday to collect her $20,000 top prize she won playing a $2 Double Bonus Crossword instant scratch game. 

"The roll of $2 crosswords was getting towards the end, so I bought 10 of them at once," said Kathy. "It was the fourth ticket in the group that I scratched that was the big winner. There was also a $2 and a $5 winner in there as well! I was super lucky." 

Kathy scratched her winning ticket on May 8. She waited until her daughter Jennifer could make the trip from Columbia, Missouri to Topeka to be there when the prize was claimed. 

"We thought it would be a fun reason to get together. We got a room nearby and we are going to have some fun on the holiday weekend!" Kathy said. 

Kathy, a retired business owner, said she has no big plans for the winnings. "The money is going to go into the bank and it will stay there. This is a nice cushion to add to my retirement," she said. "It will definitely be nice to see it hit my account though!" Kathy added with a laugh. 

The winning ticket was purchased at Casey's General Store 3484 in Ellinwood. There are seven $20,000 top prizes remaining in the $2 Double Bonus Crossword instant scratch game.

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