A Kansas Lottery player from Sedgwick County came forward to claim a Lucky for Life second-tier prize of $25,000 a Year for life! The winner, who has chosen to remain anonymous, matched five numbers but not the Lucky Ball to win the prize. The winning numbers on June 3, 2021, were 11 – 19 – 22 – 29 – 48 Lucky Ball 6.
The winner shared that they didn’t realize they had won the lifetime prize until earlier this week when they were checking a stack of lottery tickets. The player used the Kansas Lottery’s ticket checker function in the PlayOn app to confirm the big win and was ecstatic when it told them the prize must be claimed in Topeka.
“We’ve been playing Lucky for Life for the last two years,” the winner said. “We switched from playing only Powerball and Mega Millions when we read about the Lucky for Life game and thought we had better chances to win.”
The change proved to be fruitful with a guaranteed $25,000 a year for the rest of the winner’s life! While the winner did have the option to take a cash lump sum of $390,000, they decided to take the annuity option, which will be paid for the winner’s lifetime.
“We’re excited to have yearly money coming in to go on some vacations in the fall,” the Sedgwick County resident said. “We also plan to pay off some debt.”
The winning ticket was sold at Dillons 83 at 1624 N. Rock Rd. in Derby. For selling the winning ticket, the retailer is eligible for a $1,000 selling bonus.
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