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Kansas City Player Wins $10,000 “Crater of Coins” Jackpot

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Pedro Garcia of Kansas City, Kansas excitedly came to the Kansas Lottery headquarters this week in Topeka to claim his $10,000 top prize playing the $2 Crater of Coins instant scratch game! 

“I don’t really play that often, and I certainly didn’t expect to win like this,” said Garcia. “I bought four tickets, and it was the first one I scratched that was the big winner. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it.” 

Garcia purchased the tickets and took them home, and was sitting with his family when he figured out that he had won a big prize. 

“I started yelling for my uncles to come look at the ticket. They didn’t believe it at first, either, but we all went crazy when we realized it was real!” 

Garcia says he plans to use the winnings to save up for a big purchase. “I’m trying to buy a house right now, and this will go a long way towards the initial down payment,” he said.   

The winning ticket was sold at Fast Trip on 4039 Metropolitan Avenue in Kansas City. There are still three top prizes left in the $2 Crater of Coins instant scratch game, as well as thousands of dollars in other cash prizes. 

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