The first full week of January has been very exciting for Terry Kiser of Abilene, Kansas. First, he celebrated a birth. Then, he ends the week by claiming a $25,000 top prize playing the Kansas Lottery’s $5 Cash Machine instant scratch game!
“My dad gave me some birthday money, so I decided to buy a couple of lottery tickets,” said Kiser. “I bought two $10 tickets and ended up winning $30. I pocketed $20 and spent $10 on two of the Cash Machine tickets. Before leaving the store, I scratched the tickets and was surprised when I saw I had won $25,000.”
Winning a large Kansas Lottery prize seems to run in the family. One of Kiser’s close relatives won a $20,000 top prize twice playing Bonus Crossword tickets.
“The first thing I did when I realized how much I had won was call my wife Beth at work,” said Kiser. “Of course she didn’t believe me, so I went down to the hospital where she works and showed her the ticket. Afterwards, I called the family member that has won the lottery twice and asked what I needed to do to claim my prize.”
Shortly after the call, Kiser made a trip to Lottery headquarters in Topeka to claim his prize.
“On the way here I kept thinking about how I would spend the money,” said Kiser. “I had it spent twice over by the time I arrived in Topeka, but most likely we’ll use the money to pay off a car loan.”
Kiser teaches EMT/Paramedic classes at Barton County Community College.