Tuesday, November 8, 2016
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Lottery Winner Gives Hubby Credit for Picking $20,000 Ticket
Stacy Thompson of Kansas City, Kansas, told Kansas Lottery
officials she seldom lets her husband pick out instant scratch
"That's because he never picks winning tickets!" the 37-year-old
explained. Despite her misgivings about his choices, Thompson
asked her husband to pick up some tickets while he was at the store
this past Saturday.
"And I wasn't too happy when he brought home four $2 Double
Bonus Crossword tickets either," she laughed. "I can't remember the
last time I bought a $2 Crossword. I always buy the $5 and $10
Crosswords because they have better odds."
Suffice it to say Thompson has had to change her mind about a
couple of things. One of those tickets - the kind Thompson doesn't
like, picked out by her husband who "never picks out winning
tickets" - was a $20,000 winner!
"It was the best decision, besides me, he has ever made!" joked
the thrilled winner.
The $20,000 instant prize will help make one of Thompson's
dreams come true. "We're going house hunting!" she said.
"This money gives us a great opportunity to look for a bigger house
with a bigger yard."
The bigger yard will come in handy for Thompson's family.
She and her husband both have 10-year-old sons. Thompson
works for her father in the house painting and home remodeling
business. Her husband just started a new welding job this week.
The lucky winning ticket was purchased at Reich's Club, Inc.,
located at 3405 Strong St. in Kansas City, Kan. There are 18 top
prizes of $20,000 remaining in the Double
Bonus Crossword game, along with over a million other cash
VIDEO OF $20,000 WINNER