August 8, 2009

Kansas man wins big in lottery twice

A Kansas man won a Super Kansas Cash jackpot worth $896,487 mere months after winning $75,000 on a scratch ticket, a Topeka newspaper says.

The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal reported Saturday that Wichita resident Edward Williams followed up his win on a $10 scratch ticket last September by successfully picking all of the winning Super Kansas numbers this week.

Williams' lottery win Wednesday came on a $5 Quick Pick ticket he purchased at a local eatery and will result in him receiving a check for nearly $627,541.

The lottery win by the former U.S. Marine reset the Super Kansas jackpot to $100,000 as of Saturday.