Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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Wichita Residents Celebrate Anniversary with $1 Million
Wichita residents Ricky and Kathy Clark have a lot to celebrate
this week. The couple not only celebrated their
33rd wedding anniversary September 10, but they're also
celebrating becoming the Kansas Lottery's newest
millionaires! The lucky couple has claimed the $1 million
Powerball ticket from the September 10 drawing!
"I didn't even realize we had the winning ticket until Monday,"
said Ricky Clark. "When I was at work I heard there was a big
winner from south central Kansas, so I called Kathy and asked her
to check our ticket. When she called me back saying we had
won, I couldn't believe it."
The Clarks matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball
to win the $1 million cash prize. The winning numbers in the
September 10 Powerball drawing are: 3-17-49-55-68 Powerball 8.
"After Ricky called me and asked me to check our ticket, I asked
our son to look up the winning numbers," said Kathy Clark.
"When he read the numbers to me and they were all in sequence to
the numbers on our ticket, I couldn't believe it. I called Ricky
back and said, 'We're the missing link! We've got the
winner!' This is a dream come true, a true blessing.
It's very emotional."
According to Ricky Clark, he only buys Powerball tickets on
Saturday and he always purchases a $12 Quick Pick ticket.
"I don't know why I only play on Saturdays, but it seems to have
worked out so why change it," he said. "Winning such a large
prize hasn't sunk in, but I'm sure it will soon."
The Clarks, who have five grown children and seven
grandchildren, plan to purchase a new home with their winnings and
may take a second honeymoon.
The winning ticket was purchased at Kwik Shop 706, located at
3601 E. 47th St. S. in Wichita. For selling the
winning ticket, the store is eligible to receive a $1,000 selling
TO VIEW VIDEO OF THE WINNERS CLICK HERE: RICKY AND KATHY