Thursday, February 7, 2013
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Montgomery County Couple Newest Lottery Millionaires!
big jackpot and the husband and wife from Montgomery County who won
it have big plans for their newfound wealth! The winners, who asked
the Lottery not to disclose their identities, won $1,065,106 by
capturing last night's Super Kansas Cash jackpot.
One play on their $2 Quick Pick
ticket matched all numbers drawn, which were 8-12-18-21-27 Cashball
05. The winners told Lottery officials they first discovered
their good fortune by checking their ticket on the Kansas Lottery's
website last night. For extra assurance, they asked for a printout
of the winning numbers from a Lottery retailer this morning.
Finally convinced they were the lucky winners, they picked up their
daughter and grandson and headed for Topeka.
"We've been playing Kansas
Lottery games since the beginning of the Lottery," said the
winners. "Our daughter always gave us a hard time about 'wasting
money' playing the lottery, saying we were never going to
win. Now, here we are!"
After mandatory federal income
taxes of 25 percent and state income taxes of 5 percent are
withheld from their prize, the winners will receive a cash payment
of $745,574. That will be enough, they said, for the wife to
retire. The husband was already retired.
Their plans for the prize money
include, "Paying off our bills and our kids' bills, purchasing a
car for a grandchild, making home repairs, paying off our house
mortgage and putting some money in savings." The winners have
two grown children and three grandchildren.
The winners say they will
continue to play the lottery as they always have. "It's fun - and
you always have a chance to win," they said.
The winners purchased their
jackpot-winning ticket at Cherry Hill Express, located at 109 S.
Olive in Cherryvale. The store receives a $1,000 bonus from the
Kansas Lottery for selling a jackpot-winning Super Kansas Cash
For more information on games, promotions,
winning numbers, and unclaimed prizes, or to join the free Kansas
Lottery Players Club, visit www.kslottery.com.