Wednesday, July 03, 2013
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Jefferson County North Teacher and Coach Wins $149,360 in
Firecracker 50/50 Raffle!
Video of Winners Steven and Donna Noll
Steven Noll received a Father's Day present from his wife he'll
NEVER forget! It wasn't a tie or cologne - it was a lottery
ticket worth $149,360! Noll is the sole jackpot winner in the
Firecracker 50/50 drawing conducted yesterday at Lottery
headquarters in Topeka. The Nortonville couple came to Topeka
today to claim the prize. Noll's ticket matched the winning
number of 8361, earning him the jackpot in the "winner takes all"
Firecracker 50/50 raffle.
"When I gave him the ticket for Father's Day, he said, 'I can't
believe you wasted $20 on one ticket,'" said Donna Noll. "I
pointed out to him that the odds were pretty good that he could
"It's unbelievable. Hopefully she can top that next Father's
Day!" joked Steven Noll.
Steven Noll teaches middle school history and computers in USD 339
Jefferson County North. He's also the girls' high school basketball
coach. Donna Noll is the technology director for USD 409
Atchison. The two celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary
last month. They have four children: Luke just
graduated from the University of Kansas and has a job teaching math
at Hayden High School in Topeka; Katie is a student at Kansas State
University; Cory attends Sterling College, and Bryce is a sophomore
in high school.
"We'll be using the prize money to help pay off some college
loans, that's for sure," said Steven Noll. "We'll also give some to
the church, do a few home improvements and put some money away."
The Nolls say the $149,360 prize they won is just the right
"It helps life out, but it doesn't change life," explained Donna
The lucky Firecracker 50/50 ticket was purchased at J & K's
Service, located at 19944 Highway K-4 in Nortonville.