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Kansas store owner tracks down $1 million lottery winner who left behind ticket
Son of store owner says he has no regrets about returning the ticket By Kate Northrop A Kansas convenience store owner made a million-dollar decision to hunt down the longtime customer that had accidentally left behind a winning lottery ticket. A Kansas Lottery retailer held itself to the highest degree of integrity when the store's associates tracked down the loyal customer who had forgotten a $1 million winning lottery ticket on the counter. Kal Patel's parents own the Pit Stop
Aug 8, 2022, 8:00 pm - Lottery News

Kansas man dreams about winning the lottery, wins 3X the amount in real life
Dreams do come true! By Kate Northrop Dreams are now a reality for a lucky Kansas player who dreamed of winning $25,000 and won three times the amount two days later from a Kansas Lottery scratch-off. Just two days after dreaming that he had won a big prize in the lottery, Mason Krentz of Silver Lake went on to win a $75,000 top prize from the Lottery's 100X scratch-off game. Krentz wasn't suddenly inspired to play the lottery from his dream alone. He regularly picks up a few t
Jun 25, 2021, 1:19 pm - Lottery News

Kansas woman wins lottery four days after turning 18
Lucky player wins $25,000 on their first-ever lottery ticket By Kate Northrop A Kansas woman took home a $25,000 top prize while playing the lottery for the very first time, just four days after her 18th birthday. Sloan Stanley of Meriden is a winner of many firsts not only did she win the first top prize of the Kansas Lottery's Cash Cow scratch-off game, but it's her first and only lottery ticket purchase ever. I bought the Cash Cow ticket because I like cows and thought it would w
Mar 8, 2021, 11:58 am - Lottery News

Kansas Lottery shuts down in-person claims due to rise in COVID-19 cases
Lottery moves to mail-in claims only By Kate Northrop Changes to the claims process at the Kansas Lottery are effective today, Nov. 23, due to the rise in COVID-19 cases across the state. Starting Monday, the Lottery closed its headquarters to the public in and temporarily halted its in-person claims process. Players who want to claim any prize valued at $600 or larger must do so through the mail-in claims process. There is currently no information available on when in-person claims
Nov 23, 2020, 1:12 pm - Lottery News

Lottery-scamming brothers avoid asset seizures by transferring property to their mother
By Jason Clayworth Two brothers who were behind the largest lottery scam in U.S. history and owe more than $2.3 million in unpaid restitution and court fees recently transferred several properties they owned to their mother. The transfers from Eddie and Tommy Tipton have raised further questions about why four states Oklahoma, Kansas, Wisconsin and Colorado have yet to seize their properties. It has been about two years since the brothers admitted their role in a scam that hijacked lott
Apr 29, 2019, 9:50 pm - Lottery News

Investigation finds lottery scamming Tipton brothers have repaid virtually nothing
By Jason Clayworth and Rachel Denny Clow Two brothers who spearheaded the biggest lottery scam in U.S. history have repaid less than $1,400 in restitution despite owning property worth nearly $2 million, a Des Moines Register and Corpus Christi Caller Times investigation has found. Between them, Eddie and Tommy Tipton have admitted rigging winning drawings in at least five states, including Iowa, worth a combined $24 million. But they have barely made a dent in the more than $2.4 millio
Dec 27, 2018, 8:52 am - Lottery News

Kansas Lottery installs new gaming system
Includes video report By Todd Northrop The Kansas Lottery's new, advanced central gaming system is now live at more than 1,700 Kansas Lottery retailers across the state. This follows a successful conversion by the Lottery's new technology partner Scientific Games as part of an overall plan to responsibly increase returns to the State of Kansas. The Lottery's data transfer and official switch-over from the old systems technology took place July 29. Careful planning started more than two
Aug 1, 2018, 10:24 am - Lottery News

Paper-jammed lottery ticket turns out to be $22,000 winner for Kansas couple
A paper-jammed Kansas Lottery ticket turned out to be lucky for a couple from Tonganoxie, Kansas. Michael and Virginia Owens will be celebrating their 43rd anniversary in style next month after winning $22,000 playing 2by2 with the Kansas Lottery. The couple matched both red balls (11 and 18) and both White balls (07 and 23) to win the top prize. We play 2by2 almost every day. It's a lot of fun, said Virginia Owens. We had a free ticket winner, so we went to the store to get a new ticket,
Jun 30, 2018, 8:53 am - Lottery News

Woman scratches off three winning lottery tickets in a row
A Kansas woman who bought three scratch-off lottery tickets skipped one because she thought there wouldn't be two winners in a row but she was wrong. Ruth Wright of Kingman told Kansas Lottery officials she bought three $10 Tiger Pride scratch-off tickets at the White's Foodliner store in Kingman and the first ticket she scratched revealed some good news. I bought three tickets, and the first one was a $15 win. So I moved on to the third ticket I bought, since I never have two winners in
Apr 16, 2018, 7:27 pm - Lottery News

Gas station clerk finds lottery ticket worth $1 million, returns to owner
A Lincoln County, Kansas, man is $1 million richer, thanks to a Salina gas station employee. The lottery winner's brother accidentally dropped the winning ticket at a gas station over the weekend, before the numbers were checked. The winner, who lives in Lincoln Co. and chose to remain anonymous, told lottery officials he was rushing to go watch the NCAA Tournament when they decided to stop in Salina for gas. My brother went in to check my tickets. He apparently dropped the unsigned Mega
Mar 22, 2018, 9:54 am - Lottery News

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