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Man to use lottery winnings to open new business

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DODGE CITY, Kan. — A Dodge City man plans to open his own truck repair shop with money he won playing the Kansas Lottery's Kansas Hold 'Em game.

Lottery officials said in a news release 34-year-old Andew Shong stopped at HD's Sports Bar in Dodge City a couple of weeks ago to grab a beer.

"While I was there, I saw these two guys playing Kansas Hold'Em for $2 a hand," Shong said. "I knew to win the maximum you have to wager $10 a hand so I told the bartender to give me one draw for $10."

Sally Lunsford with the Kansas Lottery said Shong's hand turned out to be a royal flush that turned his $10 wager into a $10,000 prize.

Shong told Lottery officials he has long dreamed of being a small business owner, and now that he has won $10,000, he can hopefully make his dream a reality.

Kansas Hold'Em is a virtual poker game with a new hand dealt every 4 minutes and top prizes of $10,000.

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Posted: February 12, 2016, 11:48 am - IP Logged

WTG

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    Posted: February 12, 2016, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

     Congratulations and Good Luck with your new business, Andrew Shong!!Party

     I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

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      Posted: February 12, 2016, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

      That's awesome! May the bays of his shop be filled, and his appointment book be plenty!

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        Posted: February 12, 2016, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

        Awesome little story, hopefully his business is successful! 

        I would like to hear more about the game he played, is it like a scratcher or something?

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          Posted: February 12, 2016, 1:36 pm - IP Logged

          He's better off opening a lawnmower shop. Between rent and tools that 10k won't last long.

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            Posted: February 12, 2016, 3:09 pm - IP Logged

            wooohoo congrats!! enjoy your winnings and much success

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              Posted: February 12, 2016, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

              He's better off opening a lawnmower shop. Between rent and tools that 10k won't last long.

              That's a fact and if he has to pay taxes on that 10 g he comes away with about 6500 give or take. A shop will eat that in about 2 months if not sooner.

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                Posted: February 12, 2016, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

                I can gives congrats for that, at least it isn't a bicycle shop.

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                  Posted: February 12, 2016, 4:49 pm - IP Logged

                  Wow! That is amazing! Good luck to him opening a business!

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                    Posted: February 12, 2016, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

                    A Dodge City man plans to open his own truck repair shop with money he won playing the Kansas Lottery's Kansas Hold 'Em game.

                    Lottery officials said in a news release 34-year-old Andew Shong stopped at HD's Sports Bar in Dodge City a couple of weeks ago to grab a beer.

                    "While I was there, I saw these two guys playing Kansas Hold'Em for $2 a hand," Shong said. "I knew to win the maximum you have to wager $10 a hand so I told the bartender to give me one draw for $10."

                    Sally Lunsford with the Kansas Lottery said Shong's hand turned out to be a royal flush that turned his $10 wager into a $10,000 prize.

                    Shong told Lottery officials he has long dreamed of being a small business owner, and now that he has won $10,000, he can hopefully make his dream a reality.

                    Kansas Hold'Em is a virtual poker game with a new hand dealt every 4 minutes and top prizes of $10,000.

                    Congratulation to Shong on his win. Hope he get his shop. WTG!

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                      Posted: February 12, 2016, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

                      Wow! As a poker player myself, I'd like to say nice hand!

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                        Posted: February 12, 2016, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

                        Congratulations...

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                          Posted: February 13, 2016, 9:26 am - IP Logged

                          Congratulations to Shong on his nice win.

                          Hope you have some other moneys to add to your aspirations.

                          That was a nice win on that virtual poker game.

                          That game was a bust in Maryland.

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                          Come on Jackpot!!!

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                            Posted: February 13, 2016, 9:43 am - IP Logged

                            I hope he has more saved than just the $10k. (Minus taxes). His business won't get far with just that.  I'm not even sure he can get a loan with just that as down payment.

                            In any event congrats to him!  Hope he has fun.