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 forum
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 forum
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 forum
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 forum
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 forum
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 forum
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 forum
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 forum
Kansas lottery winner rescues $50,000 ticket from trash
A Kansas man who won a $50,000 lottery prize had to rush back to the store when he realized his winning ticket had accidentally been thrown away.
Topeka resident Kevin Hayek plays Powerball every week, but he doesn't check his tickets that often. Last Wednesday, he was getting his morning coffee at a convenience store when the urge to finally check his Powerball tickets from the October 18 drawing struck him.
The first ticket the store clerk scanned wasn't a winner, but when she scanned ...
Nov 15, 2017, 8:55 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery vending machines in Kansas may depend on whether lawmakers show up Monday
Your ability to buy lottery tickets from vending machines in Kansas may depend on how many lawmakers show up for the ceremonial last day of the session Monday.
A bill allowing the Kansas Lottery to use vending machines to sell tickets was vetoed by Gov. Sam Brownback last week.
The Legislature approved House Bill 2313 earlier this month with margins far greater than the two-thirds needed to override the veto. The House passed the bill 98-19; the Senate passed it 34-4.
But because the fi ...
Jun 22, 2017, 5:47 pm - Lottery News forum