Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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Kansas City, Kansas Resident Loses Voice, Gains $25,000 Winning
Susan Morgan, 58, came to Kansas Lottery headquarters missing
something. Morgan lost her voice last Thursday from Laryngitis, but
that didn't keep her from telling us about her $25,000 win on a $5
Cash Blast scratch ticket.
Morgan never thought she would win a top prize, even though she
plays a $5 scratch ticket every time she gets a cup of coffee from
QuikTrip. "I've won $100 about ten times, and smaller prizes here
and there, enough to keep me playing," Morgan said, "But now I
really believe, real people really do win!"
Morgan's son was the one who picked up her coffee and the
winning ticket for her when he came over to shovel her driveway. He
went outside to get started and Morgan immediately called him back
inside when she saw she had won $25,000. "All he said was, 'Mom, I
think you finally won,'" Morgan remembered.
Morgan held on to the ticket for a few weeks before coming into
the Topeka office to claim it. She is a full-time waitress and
knows exactly what she's going to do with the money.
"I've needed foot surgery for a long time, but I can't afford to
be off my feet that long since I'm a waitress. Now I have enough to
get my foot fixed. It's like my prayers have been answered!"
Morgan has two sons, both of whom will be sharing some of the
prize money. Morgan said everyone around her has been so happy for
her. "They are just thrilled for me, that someone who works hard
all the time won. They are believers now, too, that real people
really do win!"
The ticket was purchased at QuikTrip 199, located at 389 N.
130th St. in Bonner Springs. There are two $25,000 top prizes
remaining in the game.