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.