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Thursday, January 3, 2013

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Karie Lowe
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Ottawa Resident Sticks with Same Numbers - Wins $24,000 Playing Keno

Last July, Kimberly Gregg of Ottawa purchased a Kansas Lottery Quick Pick 10-Spot Keno ticket and liked the computer-picked numbers so well she continued to play them daily.  Her persistence paid off December 30, when she matched nine of her 10 numbers, plus the Bull's-eye, on a $4 ticket, winning a $24,000 cash prize!

"My husband Lee and I stopped at the store Sunday to get a few things and decided to play a game of Keno while we were there," said Gregg.  "When my numbers started coming up on the screen, I started prancing around.  When all nine numbers appeared, I hollered, 'I just won big money!'  I was so excited I was shaking."

Although Gregg plays a 10-Spot Keno ticket daily and is very familiar with the game, she wasn't 100 percent sure how much "big money" she had actually won.

"We took the ticket home and I looked on the Internet to see how much I won for matching nine numbers plus the Bull's-eye," said Gregg.  "If a player matched nine numbers plus the Bull's-eye on a $2 ticket, they would win $12,000.  Since my ticket was a $4 ticket, I wasn't sure if I had won $12,000 or if it doubled to $24,000."

It wasn't until this afternoon, when Gregg claimed her prize at Lottery headquarters in Topeka, that she realized her ticket was worth $24,000!

"I'm still shaking," said Gregg. "I'm glad I continued playing those same numbers.  I'm going to continue playing them, too."

Gregg and her husband, who have been married 18 years, have one son.  She plans to pay off student loans with her winnings and possibly start some home remodeling projects.

Her lucky ticket was purchased at Ottawa Mini Mart, located at 2120 Princeton Rd. in Ottawa.

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