Happy 19th Birthday Present from the Kansas Lottery: Players Wins $10,000


Photo of Teran Holter Teran Holter’s 19th birthday is one she’ll never forget.
The Bonner Springs, Kansas,  resident was given $50 worth of instant scratch tickets as a birthday gift from her parents. The actual gift would come later when Holter revealed a $10,000 top prize playing a $2 Sudoku instant scratch ticket!

When I asked for lottery tickets for my birthday, I never expected to win such a big amount, said Holter.

As soon as I scratched off one of my Sudoku tickets, I knew right away that I’d won big. My mom and I were sitting at the kitchen table, so I slid the ticket over to her. She about died when she realized it was a $10,000 winner.

The excitement didn’t end there. Holter had a police escort when having her winning ticket verified at a local grocery store.

My mom has her own daycare and my neighbor Kellee Sluder, who is a police officer, came to pick up her child when all the excitement started, explained Holter. She offered to go with me when I had my ticket checked.

“Once it was verified, I called all my friends and family. Only half of them believed me. I guess good news travels fast because before I knew it, everyone in town knew I’d won.

To make sure her winning ticket was in a safe place, Holter put the ticket in the neighbor’s gun safe.

The next day, Holter and her parents decided to keep it in a safe deposit box at their bank until they were able to make the trip to Topeka to cash in her ticket.

Holter, who is a student at Kansas City Kansas Community College, plans to pay bills with her prize money.

POWERBALL winner in Wisconsin:

Congratulations to the $20 million winner on Oct. 14.  The Powerball reverts to a $20 million jackpot on Oct. 17.

Mega Millions, meanwhile, has hit the $200 million jackpot mark.

Next Mega Millions game is Friday, Oct. 16.

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