Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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Daily Crossword Player Wins $20,000 Top Prize!
According to 19-year-old Elena Castillo, the Kansas Lottery's $2 Bonus
Crossword instant scratch tickets are her favorite game to
play. The Wichita resident purchases tickets every day and
this past Sunday was no exception. Castillo, who purchased
four Bonus Crossword tickets that evening, was "very shocked" when
she revealed a $20,000 top prize on the last ticket she
"This has been a miracle," said Castillo. "I'm still having
a hard time believing I've won such a big prize."
After realizing she had won a $20,000 top prize, Castillo could
hardly contain her excitement and called her friends and family
with the good news.
"People in my family are big Crossword fans and players," said
Castillo. "They have been playing the game for a long
time. When I told everyone how much I had won, they were very
excited for me. I posted on my Facebook page that I had won
and got a lot of 'likes' and good comments. When I went to
bed, I was a little nervous having the ticket and didn't want it
out of my sight, so I put
it in my bra and slept with it."
After a restless night, Castillo, along with several family
members, made the trip to Lottery headquarters in Topeka on Monday
to claim her prize.
"My family is so happy for me, they had to come with me to claim
my prize," said Castillo. "I'm going to keep playing, so
maybe I'll be back to claim another big prize."
Castillo, who has a one-month-old daughter, said she was
undecided how she would spend her winnings. She purchased her
ticket at QuikTrip 373, located at 1610 E. Lincoln in
Wichita. There are six $20,000 top prizes and 34 $2,000 cash
prizes remaining in the game.