Best Start to New Year? How About Winning $25,000?

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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.

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Married to a beautiful (and extremely intelligent--- smarter than I am) South African woman. One child (brilliant). I've written three books, only one now available. Editor in chief of magazines...former managing editor .... news reporter, magazine writer, joker, sometimes a fool, lottery expert, lover of old, classic movies, music fanatic, Science Fiction fan (Warhammer 40,000, Game of Thrones). Goal for next year: Walk the Camino de Santiago. Into metaphysics, Esther Hicks (Abraham), Louise Hay

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