The Beginning of a Lucky Streak, Starts with a $20,000 Win


Leon McGee, 35, of Bonner Springs, Kansas, is feeling pretty lucky after uncovering a $20,000 top prize on a $2 Bonus Crossword instant scratch ticket.

“After visiting my kids yesterday, I stopped to get cigarettes and bought the Bonus Crossword ticket with the $2 I had left,” the winner said.

“I didn’t scratch it, though, until I was at my friend’s house about five hours later.”

McGee described himself as “remarkably calm” after discovering the large prize he had won.

His friend, however, was a different story.

“My friend was the anxious one,” said McGee. “He wanted to drive to Topeka last night and stay in a motel so we could be at the Lottery office first thing this morning when it opened. We didn’t do that.”

McGee plans to spend the $20,000 he won on Bonus Crossword paying bills and possibly buying a new vehicle.

He purchased his lucky ticket in Bonner Springs.

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