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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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Karie Lowe
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Topeka Resident Listens to Instincts - Wins $10,000 Top Prize

While at a convenience store yesterday, Richard Harris "had a feeling" he should purchase a Kansas Lottery instant scratch game. He was glad he listened to his instincts after purchasing a $2 Holiday Sweater instant scratch ticket and winning a $10,000 top prize playing the game!

"I usually buy Powerball and Mega Millions tickets," said Harris.  "Something told me to buy scratch tickets, so I bought the Holiday Sweater and won $25. I still had a feeling I should buy more tickets, so I bought the entire roll."

When he returned home with the pack of tickets, Harris shared the tickets with his wife Jasmaine.

"When I scratched off the $10,000 winner, I looked over at my wife and said, 'Babe, I just won $10,000!'" said Harris.  "She told me to quit lying, so I showed her the ticket.  She was so excited she jumped up and knocked over the chair she was sitting in."

After all the tickets were scratched, the couple ended up winning an additional $100. 

"I'm glad I bought all the tickets in the roll," said Harris.  "My wife's birthday is in a couple of days, so we're going to do something special to celebrate winning."

The Harris', who have been married six years, have four sons.  They plan to use the prize winnings to pay off bills.

The winning ticket was purchased at California Amoco, located at 2740 S.E. California in Topeka.  There are six $10,000 top prizes remaining in the Holiday Sweater game, along with 13 $1,000 cash prizes and thousands of other cash prizes.


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