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Friday, August 2, 2013

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Karie Lowe
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Daily Crossword Player Wins $20,000 Top Prize

Tourquoise Abercrombie of Topeka has won a jewel of a prize worth $20,000 playing her favorite Kansas Lottery instant scratch game Bonus Crossword.  The 25-year-old won the top prize by matching all 10 words on the $2 ticket.

"I buy Crossword tickets every day," said Abercrombie.  "Yesterday, I bought two tickets and won on the second ticket I scratched.  I like playing Crossword because I've had good luck with it.  I've won $500, $100 and several other smaller prizes playing the game."

Although Abercrombie is an avid Bonus Crossword player, it took her a while to determine whether or not she had won a top prize.

"At first I thought I had found eight words and won $500," said Abercrombie.  "I looked at the ticket again and found another word I had missed.  With nine words, I would have won $2,000."

Since she wasn't sure of the amount she had won, Abercrombie decided to write down on a piece of paper all the words she had revealed.  That's when she discovered she had actually found all 10 words on her ticket.

"I couldn't believe it," said Abercrombie.  "Now all I need to do is find a $2,000 winner and I will have won every prize level in the game.  I'm going to keep playing and hopefully I'll find it."

Abercrombie said she was undecided how she would spend her winnings.  She purchased her lucky ticket at Kwik Shop 720, located 102 SE 37th St. in Topeka.

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