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Monday, January 28, 2013

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Karie Lowe
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Augusta Resident Passes the Time with $10,000 Winning Ticket

hile waiting for her husband to return from a doctor's appointment this morning, Virginia Patteson decided to pass the time by purchasing four of the Kansas Lottery's $2 Stars and Bars instant scratch tickets.  As she waited for him in the car she scratched her tickets.  Moments later, she couldn't believe what she was seeing.  The Augusta resident had revealed a $10,000 top prize on one of the tickets she purchased!

"I sat there in shock," said Patteson.  "I took a picture of the ticket and sent it to my daughter so she could look at it.  I wanted to make sure I was reading the ticket correctly." 

Shortly after her daughter confirmed it looked like a $10,000 winning ticket, her husband Russell returned to the car.

"I had Russell look at the ticket, too," said Patteson.  "He decided we had better have it checked, so I went to the nearest convenience store and checked the ticket myself on a Check-a-Ticket machine.  When the machine read, 'Claim at Lottery,' I knew without a doubt I had won a top prize."

After going to yet another doctor's appointment for her seven-year-old son, the Pattesons made the trip to Topeka to claim their prize.

"I buy tickets maybe once a month," said Patteson.  "I was just killing time.  I never expected to win $10,000!"

Patteson and her husband, who have been married eight years, decided to pay bills with their winnings.

The winning ticket was purchased at QuikTrip 391, located at 730 N. Broadway St. in Wichita.

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