Monday, June 24, 2013
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Wichita Resident Wins Sizzling Prize worth $9,027 playing Hot
When playing the Kansas Lottery's Hot Lotto game, Sheila
Sloyan has a routine she follows when buying tickets. The
Wichita resident always picks her own winning numbers on a $5
ticket, with the Hot Ball number being the same on each play.
She also adds the Sizzler option, which doubles the price of her
ticket to $10, but will triple any prizes won. On June 22,
her routine paid off with a big win worth $9,027!
The winning numbers in the June 22 Hot Lotto drawing were
5-14-23-28-31 Hot Ball 9. Since Sloyan had the same Hot Ball
number on her ticket, she won on each of the five plays. On
the first play she matched four numbers plus the Hot Ball number
and won a cash prize of $9,000. The second play she matched
only the Hot Ball number and won a cash prize of $6. She
matched only the Hot Ball number on the third play, winning another
$6. On the fourth play she matched one number plus the Hot
Ball number and won a cash prize of $9. On the last play she
matched the Hot Ball number only for a cash prize of $6, which
brings her total winnings to $9,027!
"I have six play slips that have different numbers that have I
picked," explained Sloyan. "I only use one of the play slips
for each drawing. The numbers I used Saturday, I hadn't
played in about a year."
The next morning, Sloyan looked up the winning numbers in her
local newspaper and couldn't believe what she was seeing.
"I always get up at 5 a.m. and read the paper," said
Sloyan. "When I saw what the winning numbers were, I was very
surprised. I signed the back of my ticket and waited to call
my kids with the good news."
After claiming her prize today at Lottery headquarters in
Topeka, Sloyan offered these words of wisdom to other lottery
players. "Pick your own numbers and always have the same Hot
Ball number because if you matched that last number you will at
least win something," said the winner. "And, don't forget to
add the Sizzler option, so you can triple the amount."
Sloyan, who has two grown daughters, four grandsons and one
great grandson, retired from Glickman Metals after 36 years of
service. She was undecided how she would spend her
"I'll probably buy a couple more lottery tickets with the $27 I
won," said Sloyan. "The rest I will probably save."
When Lottery officials asked if she planned to retire the set of
numbers she won on, Sloyan gave this reply, "I don't think I'll
retire them. I haven't played those numbers in so long maybe
they'll bring me more luck."
The winning ticket was purchased at QuikTrip 345, located at
4020 S. Meridian St. in Wichita.