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Friday, May 3, 2013

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Sally Lunsford
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Wichita Man Shares the Wealth with Lottery Win!

How happy is Joshua Keesling about winning $75,000 on a $10 Cadillac Riches scratch ticket? So happy the 28-year-old Wichita man has been giving away money to all kinds of people since he found out he won! It started with a couple of cashiers at the store where Keesling checked his ticket after getting off work from a vent cleaning company at 4 a.m. today.

"I was so happy I gave the clerks $100 to split between the two of them," said the lucky winner. "They said, 'You don't have to do that,' but I told them I wanted to."

Keesling then headed for Topeka to claim his ticket, but after getting on the Turnpike, he soon realized he was too tired to drive after working all night.

"So I got off the Turnpike, gave the guy in the Turnpike booth $10 and told him to keep the change," said Keesling.  The excited winner then contacted his buddy, who was working, to see if he could drive him to Topeka.  To convince the friend's boss to let him go, Keesling ended up paying the boss $250, who was going to split it among the other employees.

"I figured my day was made with my big win, so why not make somebody else's day, too?" explained the generous winner.

Keesling isn't going to give all his money away, though. He said he may invest in a house and plans on taking his three children, ages 3, 2 and 3 ½ months, to Disneyland when they are a little older, as well as starting college funds for all three kids.

The lucky $10 Cadillac Riches ticket was purchased at Valero 2, located at 1622 S. West Street in Wichita. Cadillac Riches is a second-chance game, so Keesling and other players who enter their non-winning tickets into a September 15, 2013, drawing also have a chance to win a 2013 Cadillac SRX.  For more information, visit Cadillac Riches.

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