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DATE:
Friday, July 6, 2018

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Cory Thone
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Iola Man Wins $10,000 Thanks to Helpful Retailer

Casey Kidwell had a plan when he went to buy Kansas Lottery tickets Sunday afternoon. He was going to buy 15 of the $2 Triple 7's. However, the cashier pointed out that there were only 19 tickets left in the pack, and asked Casey if he wanted to get all of them. Kidwell's decision to buy those extra tickets paid off in a big way, as one of them was a $10,000 winner!

"I'm definitely glad that he said something about the remaining tickets," said Kidwell. "I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for him!"

Out of the 19 tickets that Kidwell purchased, it was the next to last ticket that was the big winner. This means that if the cashier hadn't noticed that the pack was almost gone and said something, it wouldn't have been Kidwell making the trip to Topeka to claim his prize.

"I go to that store all the time, and the cashier who helped me is a friend of mine," said Kidwell. "I definitely owe him. I'm not going to forget about him when the winnings come in."

Kidwell says he plans to use the money to pay off some bills and to help his family. "My sister's car could use some work, and my parents have some bills that I could help with. I'll probably fix my truck up some as well," he said.

The winning ticket was sold at Pete's 25 at 709 North State Street in Iola. There are still four top prizes left in the $2 Triple 7's instant scratch game.

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