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DATE: Friday, September 1, 2017
CONTACT: Karie Lowe (785) 296-5744

10 Kansas Lottery Players Win 30th Birthday Bash Poker Tournament Prize Packages in First of Three Second-Chance Drawings

Ten Kansas Lottery players have each won a seat in the Lottery's 30th Birthday Bash Poker Tournament at Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, and there are 20 more seats to go!  The lucky winners were drawn in the first of three Kansas Hold'Em Collect 'N Win online-only second-chance drawings. The first 10 winners are: 

  1. Kristopher Knollenberg of Douglass
  2. Debbie Harrod of Topeka
  3. Cassandra Shearhod of Wichita
  4. Jim Mitchell of Seneca
  5. Gordon Harrod of Wichita
  6. Vernon Coleman ll of Wichita
  7. Vince Petre of Manhattan
  8. Jeffrey Schmidt of Fredonia
  9. Maria Atkins of Anthony
  10.  Kristy Workman of Topeka 

Two additional Kansas Hold'Em Collect 'N Win drawings will be held, with 10 winners in each drawing. To become eligible to win, Kansas Lottery PlayOn® Players Loyalty program members must enter their winning or non-winning Kansas Hold'Em tickets (minimum $4 purchase) purchased from August 13 through 2 a.m. October 23, 2017. Entries not drawn in the first two drawings will carry over to the final drawing.  Details of the two remaining drawings are as follows: 

Entry Deadline                     Winners Announced
Noon September 25, 2017      September 29, 2017
Noon October 23, 2017          October 27, 2017 

Each of the 30 grand prize winners in the Kansas Hold'Em Collect 'N Win promotion will receive a seat in the Kansas Lottery's 30th Birthday Bash Poker Tournament, with a chance to win up to $2,500 cash.  In addition, each winner will also receive a VIP Concert prize package for two, which features Country Music Superstars Big & Rich; $300 cash; one-night hotel accommodations at Hampton Inn & Suites adjacent to the Kansas Star Casino the evening of Saturday, November 18; and mandatory state and federal income withholding taxes.  Each grand prize is valued at approximately $1,400.

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