Friday, August 2, 2013
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Daily Crossword Player Wins $20,000 Top Prize
Tourquoise Abercrombie of Topeka has won a jewel of a prize
worth $20,000 playing her favorite Kansas Lottery instant scratch
game Bonus Crossword. The 25-year-old won the top prize by
matching all 10 words on the $2 ticket.
"I buy Crossword tickets every day," said Abercrombie.
"Yesterday, I bought two tickets and won on the second ticket I
scratched. I like playing Crossword because I've had good
luck with it. I've won $500, $100 and several other smaller
prizes playing the game."
Although Abercrombie is an avid Bonus Crossword player, it took
her a while to determine whether or not she had won a top
"At first I thought I had found eight words and won $500," said
Abercrombie. "I looked at the ticket again and found another
word I had missed. With nine words, I would have won
Since she wasn't sure of the amount she had won, Abercrombie
decided to write down on a piece of paper all the words she had
revealed. That's when she discovered she had actually found
all 10 words on her ticket.
"I couldn't believe it," said Abercrombie. "Now all I need
to do is find a $2,000 winner and I will have won every prize level
in the game. I'm going to keep playing and hopefully I'll
Abercrombie said she was undecided how she would spend her
winnings. She purchased her lucky ticket at Kwik Shop 720,
located 102 SE 37th St. in Topeka.