Roxbury Resident becomes A "Lucky Man" - Wins $10,000 Top
After purchasing a Kansas Lottery 4s Galore instant scratch
ticket yesterday, Lesley Ferm became a lucky man. The Roxbury
resident purchased one of the $2 tickets while taking his lunch
break, and won a $10,000 top prize by revealing a "4" symbol!
"I buy scratch tickets every day," explained Ferm. "I buy
a ticket in the morning and one during my lunch hour. For
some reason, I made a beeline for that game when I walked into the
store. I went back out to my truck and scratched the ticket
and the song 'Lucky Man' came on the radio. I guess you could
say I became a lucky man that day, too."
After realizing he had won a top prize, Ferm decided to go back
into the store to have his winning ticket verified.
"I knew without a doubt I had won $10,000 when the store clerk
said I had to take my ticket to a Lottery office to claim my
prize," said Ferm. "I signed the back of the ticket and kept
it in my pocket until I claimed my prize today."
Before making the trip to Lottery headquarters in Topeka, Ferm
returned to the convenience store where he purchased his winning
"When I got up to the counter, the store clerk said, 'Hey!
You're the guy who won $10,000 yesterday!'" said Ferm. "By
the time I left the store everyone knew how much I had won.
The word spread quickly."
Ferm, who works for Swenson and Short building farm equipment,
to save his winnings.
"Or maybe I'll do something fun," said Ferm. "I have a lot
of vacation hours to use, so I might take off the rest of the month
and enjoy myself."
The winning ticket was purchased at Prime Time Stores 123,
100 N. Broadway in Salina.