Thursday, June 6, 2013
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Wichita Resident Wins Mega Prize with Megaplier
Shellene Palmer of Wichita only plays the Kansas Lottery's
Mega Millions game once a month, but when she does she always
spends an extra $1 per play for the Megaplier option. The
42-year-old single mother of five is glad she added the Megaplier
option to the ticket she purchased May 31. Palmer matched
four numbers plus the Mega Ball on her $10 Quick Pick ticket,
winning $10,000. Since the Megaplier number was three for
that night's drawing her winnings were tripled, bringing her total
winnings to $30,000!
"I've always said adding Megaplier to Mega Millions or Power
Play to Powerball is where the big money is," said Palmer.
"Although it costs a little extra it's worth it when you
Palmer, who is a big believer in creating good karma, grew up
with her mom always saying, "You don't know if God has angels here
on earth to test you." While on her way to purchase her Mega
Millions ticket May 31, Palmer noticed a man sitting at an
intersection holding up a sign asking for help and gave him $5.
"I'm always trying to help others," said Palmer. "Maybe
when I gave the man on the corner $5 it brought me good luck.
Winning $30,000 is truly amazing and a blessing from God."
The lucky winner didn't realize she had a winning ticket until
she checked it last Monday.
"When I checked my ticket the machine read, 'Sign back of
ticket. See retailer,'" explained Palmer. "I've never
seen that before, so I took my ticket to a clerk and asked him to
check it for me. When the Lottery terminal wouldn't show the
amount I had won, he printed out the winning numbers and helped me
figure it out. He was very helpful."
Once she knew the amount of her win, Palmer signed the back of
her winning ticket and put it in her purse and headed to
work. Once she arrived at work, she called her mom and
boyfriend Jarid Caldwell with the good news.
"Jarid didn't believe me at first," said Palmer. "I didn't
even show him the actual ticket until we were on our way to Topeka
to claim the prize. I kept it hidden in a small bag in a
"I've always rented places and my kids have had to move around a
lot," said Palmer. "Now we can get a house, which is what
we've been praying for."
The winning ticket was purchased at QuikTrip 353, located at 110
S. Rock Rd. in Wichita.