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Quinter resident claims lottery prize

8/13/2014

TOPEKA -- A Kansas Lottery player from Quinter has claimed a $153,630 prize he won Thursday playing Keno. The winner, who asked the lottery not to disclose his identity, matched all eight spots on an eight-spot Keno with bull's-eye.

TOPEKA -- A Kansas Lottery player from Quinter has claimed a $153,630 prize he won Thursday playing Keno. The winner, who asked the lottery not to disclose his identity, matched all eight spots on an eight-spot Keno with bull's-eye.

Matching all spots would have won the player a $30,000 prize, but he had played a $5 wager, which multiplied his winnings times five, bringing the prize up to $150,000. The winner also shared a progressive jackpot, which put another $3,620 in the winner's column. And he won an additional $10 on one of his other plays, bringing his grand total to $153,630.

The winner told Lottery officials he carried the ticket around in his pocket for two days before finding out it was a winner.

The winner purchased his Keno ticket at Cameron's Corner in Hill City. For selling the winning ticket, the store becomes eligible for a $1,000 bonus.