Thursday, August 01, 2013
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Paola Resident Wins $10,000 Top Prize Playing $2 Bubble
After getting off work Monday afternoon, Nathan Smith stopped
at a convenience store for gas and a few lottery tickets. As
he was waiting for his gas tank to fill, he scratched his
tickets. The first ticket he scratched wasn't a winner, but
the second ticket he scratched nearly sent him into a state of
shock. The 22-year-old revealed a $10,000 top prize playing a
Kansas Lottery $2 Bubble Bucks instant scratch ticket!
"I immediately called my wife Michelle when I realized how much
I had won," said Smith. "I was so shocked, I kept stuttering
and she couldn't understand what I was saying."
After a few minutes, Smith was finally able to calm down and
explain to his wife that he had just won $10,000.
"I was so shook up, I didn't know what to do next," said
Smith. "When I got home I signed the back of the ticket and
Michelle hid it in our sock drawer. She looked on the
Lottery's website on how to claim a prize and printed all the forms
we needed to take with us to Topeka. I had to wait until my
next day off work before I could claim my prize. Those couple
of days of waiting went by very slowly."
Smith, who works at McDonald's in Louisburg, didn't want to
share his good news with friends and family until Lottery officials
verified his win.
"We wanted to make sure it was real before we told anyone," said
Smith. "Now we have proof of our win and can start telling
The Smiths, who have one daughter, plan to pay bills with their
winnings. He purchased his winning ticket at Louisburg
Phillips 66 Food Plaza, located at 1501 W. Amity in Louisburg.