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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Karie Lowe
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Rainy Day turns into Pay Day for Goodland Resident

Michael McGlone, 60, is no stranger to winning with the Kansas Lottery.  On St. Patrick's Day, the Goodland resident won $1,400 playing a 6-Spot Keno ticket.  Shortly after that win, he won $1,000 playing a $20 Casino Game Book instant scratch ticket.  His most recent win came May 9, when he matched all numbers on an 8-Spot Keno ticket, winning $10,000.  Since he played an 8-Spot Keno ticket, he also won a progressive jackpot worth $8,573, bringing his total winnings to $18,573!

"I play almost every day," said McGlone.  "Keno is a conversation starter for me with some of the women who come in the store.  It's a good way to flirt, especially when I'm winning!"

If it weren't for a rain storm passing through Goodland that day, which caused his plans to change, McGlone probably wouldn't have been at the right place at the right time, playing his favorite game.

"I was supposed to be painting a house, but with the rain I wasn't able too, so I decided to play Keno instead," said McGlone.

Since McGlone was playing Keno on a Thursday, he decided to stay for a while so he could play Keno for the 50% Bonus Payout promotion.  Every Thursday in May, players who purchase $10 or more on a single 5-Spot Keno ticket from 5 - 8 p.m., will receive an additional 50 percent payout on all prizes won.  Before going home for the evening, McGlone decided at the last minute to try his luck playing an 8-Spot Keno ticket using numbers from family members' birthdays.  It was that last minute purchase that gave McGlone his big win.

"I couldn't believe it," said McGlone.  "The retailer was really excited for me because I play there all the time.  Now I can finally go visit my sister and start saving some money for my grandkids.  When I win again, I'll keep adding to it."

The winning ticket was purchased at Presto 1612, located at 2510 Commerce Road in Goodland. 

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