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DATE:
Thursday, September 12, 2013

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Seneca Resident Wins $10,000 "Bucks" Playing $2 Game

The saying, "Winner, winner, chicken dinner" has a whole new meaning for Samuel Shockey.  The Seneca resident was on his way to dinner with his parents September 2 when he decided to pass the time traveling by playing Kansas Lottery instant scratch tickets.  Shockey couldn't believe his good fortune when he revealed a top prize worth $10,000 playing a $2 Bubble Bucks ticket!

"I bought $15 worth of tickets before we went to dinner that night," explained the lucky winner.  "My dad was driving, so I scratched my tickets.  When I saw how much I won on the Bubble Bucks ticket, I looked over at my mom and said, 'I think I just won $10,000!'"

According to Shockey, he's a big jokester who likes to play tricks on friends and family.  When he explained to his mom how much he had won she didn't believe him.

"I had to show her the ticket before she believed me," said Shockey.  "When I called to tell my sister, she didn't believe me either until Mom told her it was true."

After having dinner that night, Shockey returned home where he signed the back of his winning ticket.  Since he wasn't able to make the trip to Topeka to claim his prize right away, Shockey placed his winning ticket in a strong box for safekeeping.

"I had to wait almost two weeks for a day off before I could claim my prize," said Shockey.  "I figured a strong box was the safest place to keep it."

Shockey, who works for Koch and Company in Seneca, plans to buy a newer vehicle with his winnings.

The winning ticket was purchased at Seneca Travel Shop, located at 503 North St. in Seneca.




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