Friday, May 23, 2014
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Wellington Woman Wins $10,000 Top Prize Playing
Last fall, Rhonda Day of Wellington made a trip to Kansas
Lottery headquarters in Topeka to claim a $1,000 cash prize she had
won playing an instant scratch ticket. After claiming the
prize, Day commented to her family that someday she would be back
to Lottery headquarters to claim an even bigger prize. And,
she was right! Today, the 43-year-old claimed a $10,000 top
prize playing a $2
Ghostbusters instant scratch ticket!
"I'm so excited and I can't stop shaking," said Day. "I
play scratch tickets every day and have been lucky enough to have
won $1,000 twice. I knew I'd win big someday!"
The lucky winner purchased her $2 winning ticket May 14, while
at a convenience store. Before leaving the store, she
scratched her ticket and was shocked when she discovered her ticket
was worth $10,000.
"I sat in my car starring at the ticket thinking, 'This can't be
right,'" said Day. "I went back inside the store and had the
ticket checked. When the clerk said I had to sign the back of
the ticket and claim it at the Lottery, I knew without a doubt, I
had won $10,000."
After signing the back of her winning ticket, Day called her
husband Craig with the good news.
"He thought I was joking and didn't believe me until I showed
him the ticket," said Day. "He was very happy I had
won. If I win over $20 on a lottery ticket, I always split my
winnings with him. He plans to buy a new shot gun with his
half of the money. Heck, the way my luck is going, I think I'm
going to start playing Powerball. Maybe I'll win an even bigger
Day, who is a "Lunch Lady" at Wellington Middle School, has two
daughters. She and her husband Craig have been married 13
years. The Days plan to take a vacation with a portion of the
winnings and help pay wedding expenses for a daughter who is
getting married next year.
The winning ticket was purchased at Casey's General Store
3059, located at 1021 W. 8th St. in Wellington.
After Days big win, there are three $10,000 top prizes
remaining in the Ghostbusters instant scratch game.
Additional prizes in the game include 22 cash prizes of
$1,000, 34 cash prizes of $500, as well as thousands of other cash