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DATE:
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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Wichita Man Starts Labor Day Weekend Winning $20,000 Top Prize

Wichita resident Billy Neal had a great start to his Labor Day Weekend.  The 61-year-old purchased seven of the Kansas Lottery's $2 Double Bonus Crossword instant scratch tickets September 1, and scratched his way to winning a $20,000 top prize! 

"Crossword tickets are my favorite game to play," said Neal.  "I've been playing them since they first came out. They're a lot of fun to play and they keep my mind sharp." 

After purchasing the seven Double Bonus Crossword instant scratch tickets last Friday, Neal went home and began the process of playing each ticket. 

"I scratched off one letter at a time," said Neal.  "After I finished scratching the fourth ticket, I knew right away I had won $20,000.  My adrenaline was pumping and I was shaking when I handed the ticket to my wife Dorothy." 

According to Neal, he's always known he would one day win a Crossword top prize. 

"I could just feel it," Neal said. "I've had good luck playing the $2 Crosswords. I've won several $500 cash prizes, one $2,000 cash prize and now a $20,000 top prize. I'm going to start buying the $5 Crossword and hopefully, I'll find one of the $50,000 top prizes in that game." 

Neal and his wife Dorothy, who have been married for 25 years, said they plan to use their winnings for home repairs. 

The winning ticket was purchased at 21st Market, located at 2011 E. 21st St. N. in Wichita. There are 11 $20,000 top prizes remaining in the $2 Double Bonus Crossword game as well as thousands of other cash prizes. 

TO VIEW VIDEO OF THE LUCKY WINNER, CLICK HERE: Billy Neal

 




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