Monday, November 26, 2012
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Fort Scott Resident Wins $10,000 - Plans
to Rebuild After House Fire
After watching a friend
purchase a Powerball ticket last Saturday, Melissa Arne decided she
may as well buy herself a ticket, too. This morning when she
checked her Powerball ticket, she couldn't believe what she was
seeing. The Fort Scott resident matched four numbers plus the
Powerball, winning a $10,000 cash prize in the November 24
"I very seldom play Powerball,
so I had to look up what I had won in one of the Lottery's How to
Play brochures," said Arne. "When it showed $10,000, I
started shaking really bad."
Before making the trip to
Lottery headquarters in Topeka, Arne and a friend stopped at a
convenience store to verify her winning ticket.
"When the store told me I had
to bring my ticket to Topeka, I knew there was no doubt how much I
had won," said Arne. "I've been kicking myself for not
playing the Power Play option, but I'm still very happy to have won
According to Arne, winning a
large cash prize came at a great time.
"My house burned down two
months, so this money will help us rebuild," said Arne. "I'm
buying Powerball tickets with the Power Play option for Wednesday's
drawing so maybe I'll win again." The Powerball jackpot for
Wednesday night's drawing is a record $425 million with a cash
option of $278.3 million!
Arne, who attends school at
Fort Scott Community College, has two children.
The winning ticket was
purchased at 5 Corners Mini Mart located at 1124 S. Clark in Fort