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DATE:
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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18-Year-Old Wichita Resident Wins $20,000 Top Prize

According to Kevin Jones of Wichita, the last several days have gone by in a blur of excitement.  The 18-year-old purchased a Kansas Lottery $2 Bonus Crossword instant scratch ticket and revealed all 10 words on his ticket to win a top prize worth $20,000! 

"I grew up watching my uncle play Bonus Crossword tickets and thought I would test my own luck and bought one ticket last Friday," said Jones.  "Since I used to help my uncle scratch his tickets, I knew how to play the game and knew immediately I had won."

After signing the back of his winning ticket, Jones put it in a safe place and decided not to tell anyone of his good fortune.

"I was nervous having the ticket over the weekend, so I decided not to tell anyone about it right away," said Jones.  "Eventually, I told my parents and my uncle.  My parents didn't believe me until I showed them the ticket.  That was the proof in the pudding.   My uncle was a little jealous.  He's been trying to win a top prize for a long time."

Jones is hoping his good luck will continue and he'll claim another top prize in the future.

"I'm going to continue buying Crossword tickets," said Jones.  "Maybe I'll get lucky again.  This is an amazing feeling.  I can't wait to tell my friends."

Jones, who will celebrate his 19th birthday in March, plans to purchase a vehicle with his winnings and take a vacation.

The winning ticket was purchased at Evans Corner, located at 2828 E. 21st St. in Wichita.  There are 13 $20,000 top prizes remaining in the $2 Bonus Crossword game.




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