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Friday, January 3, 2014

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Karie Lowe
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Douglass Resident Starts New Year Off on the Right Foot - Winning $10,000

A Douglass resident started out the New Year on the right foot.  As the seconds counted down to 2014, Teresa Garcia and her friends literally stood on their right feet to welcome in the New Year.  A couple hours later, Garcia checked her Holiday Millionaire Raffle tickets and discovered she was also going to be $10,000 richer in the New Year!

The 38-year old, who purchased a Holiday Millionaire Raffle ticket October 13, 2013, put her ticket in the glove box of her vehicle and didn't check it until January 1.  She was very surprised to find she had won a $10,000 cash prize in the November 10, 2013, Holiday Millionaire Raffle Early Bird Drawing!

"After returning home from a New Year's Eve party, I remembered the raffle grand prize drawing was earlier that day and I needed to check my tickets," said Garcia.  "I looked up the winning numbers on the Lottery's website and that's when I found out I had won $10,000 in an Early Bird drawing.  I was so excited I called everyone in my contacts list on my phone.  I was also lucky enough to win a $50 instant win coupon when I bought one of my tickets, too.  I've had good luck playing the raffle game
this year."

This is the fifth year for the Holiday Millionaire Raffle.  As with last year, the Lottery offered Early Bird drawings, giving players who purchased tickets early a chance to win $10,000 in each drawing.  Two winning raffle numbers were drawn in each of the five Early Bird drawings, which were held October 13, 20, 27, and November 3 and 10. In addition, the game was also loaded with $50 instant win prizes.  The $50 instant win coupons were generated after a predetermined number of raffle tickets were sold.

"The Holiday Millionaire Raffle is my favorite game to play because it has the best odds of winning," said Garcia.  "This year, I bought three tickets.  The first ticket I bought was the $10,000 winner.  This year couldn't have started any better."

Garcia and her girlfriend Andrea Pickering, who purchased a new car New Year's Eve day, plan to build a garage and pay bills with the winnings.

The winning ticket was purchased at QuikTrip 315, located at 1500 S. Maize Rd. in Wichita.



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