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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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Sally Lunsford
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Shawnee Heights Bus Driver Starts New Year with $10,000 Lottery Win

Arnetta Robinson is a lucky lady. She has a job she really likes - driving a school bus for the Shawnee Heights School District - and she just won a top prize playing one of her favorite Kansas Lottery games.  The Topeka woman scratched off a $10,000 prize in the $2 instant scratch game Blue Line Slingo.

"I was scratching my ticket to pass the time while waiting for my takeout order at a Mexican restaurant," Robinson explained.  "I was so excited when I realized I had won $10,000 that I jumped up and down and almost left without my food!"

This isn't Robinson's first big lottery win. She's previously won prizes of $4,000 and $1,000 playing Kansas Lottery instant scratch tickets.

"It's my favorite pastime," said Robinson about her fondness for scratch tickets. "I don't ask for much. I usually win a little bit at a time. I figure if I'm destined to win a bigger prize I will, but I mainly play for enjoyment."

Robinson had not yet told her husband about her winnings when she claimed her ticket Monday at Lottery headquarters.

"I'm going to surprise him when I walk in with this big check," said Robinson, referring to the large ceremonial check the Lottery gave her in recognition of her win.

With her winnings, Robinson plans to make car repairs, purchase some new clothes, fill the freezer with groceries and buy her husband a "30-pack of Budweiser."

The winner purchased her lucky Blue Line Slingo ticket at Goose Express, located at 2901 SE Fremont Street in Topeka.

For more information on games, promotions, winning numbers, and unclaimed prizes, or to join the free Kansas Lottery Players Club, visit www.kslottery.com.

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