TOPEKA, KAN. – The Super Kansas Cash jackpot-winning ticket worth $389,672 in Saturday night’s drawing has been claimed! A lucky Olathe resident, who asked to remain anonymous, matched all numbers on a $2 Super Kansas Cash ticket on which he picked his own winning numbers. The winning numbers were 5-7-9-20-24 Cash Ball 24.
“I’ve been picking my own numbers when playing Super Kansas Cash and Powerball since around Valentine’s Day,” said the winner. “I had kept a few fortune cookie fortunes that had lucky numbers on them, so I thought I would see just how lucky the numbers really were and have been playing them since. I was about to give up on them, but I’m very glad I didn’t.”
The thrilled winner said he didn’t realize he was holding the jackpot-winning ticket until late last night.
“I had been out of town most of the weekend and didn’t get my ticket checked until late last night,” he said. “I always look at the winning numbers on the Kansas Lottery’s website before having my tickets checked at a retailer. When I realized I had matched all the numbers on one of my Super Kansas Cash plays, I couldn’t believe it. I immediately signed the back of the ticket and had my wife verify I was looking at the numbers correctly. We were both shocked.”
The Olathe couple, who have a daughter, said they haven’t told anyone about their big win.
“We’re very private people,” said the winner. “We’ll probably only tell our daughter about our win and no one else. It’s finally starting to sink in how much we’ve won. My wife keeps pinching me because we feel like we’re in a dream.”
The happy couple was undecided how they would spend their winnings, but said there may be a new convertible sitting in their garage in the near future.
The winning ticket was purchased at Zarco 66 5, located at 15310 S. Hwy. 169 in Olathe. For selling the jackpot-winning ticket, the store is eligible for a $1,000 selling bonus.
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