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Thursday, May 23, 2013

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Karie Lowe
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Minnesota Resident working in Kansas takes Home $100,000 Top Prize!

A Minnesota resident working in Kansas had an exciting end to his stay before traveling home.  Yesterday afternoon, Terry Eenhuis tried his luck playing Kansas Lottery games and boy, did it pay off! Eenhuis purchased a $20 Pure Gold instant scratch ticket and won a $100,000 top prize!

"I was buying tickets left and right," said Eenhuis.  "I was winning small amounts here and there, so I kept playing.  After playing for a while, I figured my luck was going to come to an end and decided I had better try my luck somewhere else."

Going on instinct, Eenhuis drove to a nearby Casey's General Store and started playing more Kansas Lottery games.

"When I scratched the Pure Gold ticket, I thought I had won $10,000," said Eenhuis.  "After looking at it a little closer, I realized I had missed a zero and had won $100,000!  I buy lottery tickets all the time in the different states I work in and this is the first top prize I've ever won.  When I called my family they were very happy and excited for me.  However, the first thing my wife said was, 'You better pay the taxes first.'  She has a head for money."

Eenhuis, who works as a construction manager for Midwest Livestock Systems, Inc., claimed his winning ticket the day he was traveling home after being in Kansas 40 days.

"I'll be back to Kansas again this summer and you can bet I'll be trying my luck again," said Eenhuis.  "I put in several entries for the Cadillac Riches drawing.  I'm hoping to drive a Cadillac home later this fall.  I'd also like to share some of my winnings with the clerk who sold me the winning ticket.  By doing that I'm hoping I won't jinx my karma."

Although Eenhuis wasn't entirely sure how he would spend the rest of his winnings, he did say he would like to possibly upgrade his boat and work on getting an antique motorcycle up and running, so he can ride it this summer.

The winning ticket was purchased at Casey's General Store 1953, located at 209 S. Hwy 81 in Hesston.

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