Monday, February 17, 2014
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Olathe Resident has Unforgettable Valentine's Day - Wins
$20,000 Top Prize
Kelly Loveall loves playing Crossword puzzles and the Kansas
Lottery's $2 Bonus
Crossword instant scratch game is no exception. The
excited Olathe resident spent part of her Valentine's Day claiming
a $20,000 top prize playing the game!
"This has been the best Valentine's Day I have ever had," said
Loveall. "I buy five tickets every day and never expect to
win big. I just want to win enough to keep playing. I
was absolutely shocked when I won $20,000."
Although this is the first time Loveall has won a top prize,
she's had good luck playing the $2 game.
"I've won $500 once and $100 three times," said Loveall.
"Crossword tickets are the only game I'll play. When I win, I
always try my luck again and buy more tickets. When I won
$20,000, I thought I must have done something wrong. I got
out my magnifying glass to make sure I was seeing the letters right
and wrote each word down. After showing the ticket to my son,
I drove back to 7-Eleven to have it checked. Once I was sure I
had won, I emailed several friends and called my daughter in
Colorado. Everyone had the same reaction - disbelief.
When I told a co-worker how much I had won, he said, 'It couldn't
have happened to a nicer person.' He about made me
Loveall, who is a salesperson for Carpet Corner in Olathe, was
undecided how she would spend her winnings.
The winning ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven 24465, located at
951 S. Parker in Olathe. There are six $20,000 top
remaining in the Bonus Crossword game, as well as 28 $2,000 cash
prizes and 60 $500 cash prizes.