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Thursday, February 7, 2013

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Sally Lunsford
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Everyday Play Turns into $22,000 Pay Day for Topeka Man

Robert Scott is a faithful player of 2by2. The 61-year-old Topeka man said he has purchased a 2by2 ticket every single day for the past two years.  His persistence paid off last night, when he won a $22,000 top prize for matching both red numbers 14 and 17 and both white numbers 06 and 09.

"My wife always watches television to get the winning numbers," Scott said. "Last night she got pretty excited, calling out to me, 'I think we won! I think we won!'"

Just to be sure they had a $22,000 ticket Scott called the Lottery hotline to double check the numbers and also ran his ticket through a Check-a-Ticket machine at a store.  He arrived at Lottery headquarters five minutes after the office opened this morning, winning ticket in hand.

"This is truly joyful," Scott told Lottery officials. "My car's transmission is going out, and it's on its last leg. So this win came just in time."

Echoing what many big winners say, Scott added, "I never thought it would happen to me - at least not something this big!"  After the Lottery withholds 25 percent federal income tax and 5 percent state income tax, he will receive a payment of $15,400.

Scott is retired from the military. He and his wife have been married 31 years. They have three grown children and a dozen grandchildren.

The lucky $22,000 2by2 ticket was purchased at Bobka Petroleum, located at 1245 SE 29th Street in Topeka.

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