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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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Cory Thone
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Yates Center Couple Claims $20,000 Prize

Sharon Douglas of Yates Center made the trip to Topeka this week to claim her $20,000 top prize on a $2 Double Bonus Crossword instant scratch ticket. She was still in a state of disbelief when she arrived with her husband Leland.

"I bought ten $2 crossword tickets, and the seventh one was the big winner. I didn't believe it at first, I thought I had miscounted all the words," said Douglas. "I kept counting and counting, and then I called my daughter to see if she could come over and count for me, too."

When her daughter showed up, they wrote down all the words, double and triple checked the ticket, and they both agreed; this ticket was worth $20,000! "I just couldn't believe it. My daughter was just as excited," said Douglas.

When her husband got home, he drove everyone to a local Kansas Lottery retailer and they checked the ticket one last time. "When the machine printed out that claim form and said to go to Topeka, we knew we had counted right!" Douglas said with a smile.

"This is a real blessing for us. We've been dealing with medical bills for a while now, and this will pretty much take care of that. It's a huge relief!" said Douglas. "Although it still hasn't sunk in yet that we won this prize. But we're here taking pictures, so I guess it's real!"

The winning ticket was sold at Pete's 29 on 301 S. Fry in Yates Center, Kansas. There are still 17 top prizes left in the $2 Double Bonus Crossword instant scratch game.

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