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
"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
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
Shockey, who works for Koch and
Company in Seneca, plans to buy a newer vehicle with his
The winning ticket was purchased
at Seneca Travel Shop, located at 503 North St. in