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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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Cory Thone
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Rossville Man's Ticket Strategy Wins Him $10,000

Michael Cowen of Rossville has a particular strategy when it comes to playing scratch tickets. "I only buy one ticket from a roll at a time, and I like to buy them from the same place when I can." Cowen's strategy paid off last week with a $10,000 win on the $20 Star Platinum Play instant scratch game.

Cowen visited the Dillons 54  at 800 NW 25th Street in Topeka on Wednesday, February 21 and purchased a $20 Star Platinum Play ticket. He didn't scratch it off until he got home. "The ticket wasn't a winner, but I noticed it was ticket number 14, so it was a pretty new pack," said Cowen.

The next day he returned to the same Dillons store, and when he looked at the tickets, he saw that ticket number 13 was available in the same game. "I had bought ticket number 14 the day before, so when I saw that ticket number 13 was still available, I decided to go for it!" Cowen said. "I didn't scratch the new ticket off until Saturday morning, but I knew immediately it was a big winner. I'm just glad I went back to the store that day!"

"Buying one ticket at a time from the same roll over multiple days may seem crazy to some people, but there's a method to my madness, and it paid off today!" added Cowen, who works as a mathematics paraprofessional at Landon Middle School in Topeka. "I will definitely keep playing, and following my own strategy."

The winning ticket was purchased at Dillons 54 at 800 NW 25th Street in Topeka on Friday, February 23. There are still three $100,000 top prizes left in the $20 Star Platinum Play instant scratch game.

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