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DATE:
Friday, June 23, 2017

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Lucky Lansing Resident Wins $20,000 Top Prize Playing Favorite Game

According to Diana Mills of Lansing, the Kansas Lottery's $2 Double Bonus Crossword instant scratch tickets are her favorite tickets to play.  The 70-year-old enjoys playing the game so much she buys 10 tickets every day.  Her persistence paid off Wednesday when she revealed a $20,000 top prize on one of the 10 Double Bonus Crossword tickets she purchased that day! 

"I really enjoy playing Crossword and Bingo tickets," said Mills.  "I always buy 10 at a time.  On Wednesday, I bought my tickets and came home to play them.  When I found 10 words on the third ticket I scratched, I was so excited.  I said to my husband Jackie, 'Oh my goodness!  I just won $20,000!'  I can't even count the number of times I checked that ticket to make sure it was a winner." 

The lucky winner has had good luck playing Crossword instant scratch games.  In 2013, Mills won a $2,000 cash prize playing a different Crossword ticket. Even though she's an avid Crossword player, she still wasn't convinced she had won a $20,000 top prize until she claimed the cash prize at the Kansas Lottery office on Thursday. 

"I don't think it's really going to sink in until we see the money in the bank," said Mills.  "Now we can pay off a couple of bills, add to our Christmas Club fund and help out our grandson with the expenses of being in the Color Guard." 

The winning ticket was purchased at Petro Deli 2, Inc. located at 601 S. Main in Lansing.  There are 19 $20,000 top prizes remaining in the Double Bonus Crossword game as well as hundreds of thousands of other cash prizes. 

TO VIEW VIDEO OF THE WINNER CLICK HERE: DIANA MILLS




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