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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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Sally Lunsford
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Garnett Man Gets Winning Inspiration from TV Show

Ronald Crawford, 59, of Garnett had just watched the popular TLC show The Lottery Changed My Life, so lottery was on his mind when he stopped at a convenience store last Saturday to get cigarettes.


"I bought $10 of Powerball and $10 worth of scratchers," Garnett told Lottery officials. "Then I went out to my truck, scratched them off, won $7 and went back into the store to buy a few more."

It's a good thing he did!  On the very next ticket he scratched - a $2 Big Cash Money - he uncovered a $10,000 top prize.

"I read the back of the ticket to make sure I was playing it right. Then I returned to the store to have the clerk scan the ticket.  After she verified my win, I called my sister and asked her if she wanted to go to the Lottery with me," said a very pleased Crawford.

Crawford is widowed with two grown children and four grandchildren.  He plans to use his prize money to purchase tires for his truck and also tires for his pride and joy, a classic 1970 Pontiac GTO given to him by his son.  He said he will put the rest in the bank.

Crawford purchased his lucky ticket at Casey's General Store, located at 219 W. Park Road in Garnett.

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