Friday, December 28, 2012
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$10 Gift Card Turned into $10,000 Lottery Prize
When Paula Curtis' son gave her
a $10 gift card to QuikTrip for Christmas, he figured she would
spend the money on coffee. Mom, however, had a different
idea. She used the $10 gift card to buy 10 tickets for the
December 25 Mega Millions drawing - a decision that proved to be
The Wichita resident won $10,000
when one of her Quick Pick tickets matched four of the first five
numbers and the Mega Ball! The winning numbers for the
Christmas Night Mega Millions drawing were 2, 3, 18, 34, 48 and
Megaball 36. The numbers on Curtis' winning ticket were 3, 4,
18, 34, 48 and Megaball 36.
"I always see the big billboard
advertising the Mega Millions jackpot, so I thought I'd give it a
try. I don't think my son is too upset with me for using the gift
card for tickets instead of coffee," Curtis joked.
Curtis, who is a home health
care provider, was reading the newspaper to one of her clients when
she saw the winning numbers for the Mega Millions drawing and
checked her tickets. "My patient was pretty excited for me,"
said Curtis. "I'm going to take my big check to show her next time
Curtis is single and the mother
of two adult sons. The same son who gave her the QuikTrip gift card
also gave her a $25 gift card for Olive Garden.
"I'm taking everybody out to
eat," the winner reported. "We're going to celebrate one of the
best times I've ever had!" Curtis says she will use her prize
money for a new battery for her truck, repairs to her sewer system
and possibly a new piece of jewelry for herself.
The lucky ticket was purchased
at QuikTrip 315, located at 1500 S. Maize Road in