Thursday, May 29, 2014
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Topeka Resident Looking for Non-Winning Ticket Wins $75,000
Wednesday morning will be a day Vincent Cook of Topeka won't
soon forget. Before going to work that morning, Cook stopped
at a local convenience store to purchase a couple of the Kansas
Lottery's $10 Charger
Cash instant scratch tickets. The 48-year-old couldn't
believe his luck after he revealed a $75,000 top prize on the first
ticket he scratched!
"I've been playing Charger Cash since it started in April," said
Cook. "I've been buying tickets, so I can enter them for the
second-chance drawing to win the Charger. I've bought 50
tickets so far and out of those, I've had a minimum of 20 winning
tickets. I'm having a hard time finding a non-winning ticket
to send in for the drawing. Before winning $75,000, I was
already $500 ahead in the game."
Players who purchase the Charger Cash game and have non-winning
tickets can enter their tickets for a chance to win a 2014 Dodge
Charger in the Charger Cash second-chance drawing to be held at
this year's Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson.
"I like to buy the $5 and $10 instant tickets that have
second-chance drawings," said Cook. "A couple of years ago, I
won a laptop in the Tech the Halls drawing. Maybe my luck
will continue and I'll win the Charger, too."
The lucky winner, who claimed his top prize just a couple of
hours after winning, said the reality of the win really hadn't had
a chance to sink in.
"This has been a crazy morning," Cook said when claiming his
winning ticket. "One minute I'm headed to work and then the
next thing I know I'm winning $75,000. The store clerk who
sold me the ticket was as shocked as I was when I showed how much I
had won. I've already decided I'm going to give her $100 for
selling me the winning ticket."
After tipping the store clerk $100 for selling him the winning
ticket, Cook plans to pay off his house with the rest of his prize
The winning ticket was purchased at Kwik Shop 740, located at
2277 SW 10th Ave. in Topeka. There is one $75,000
top prize remaining in the Charger Cash game.