Karissa Jones (left) and winner Sandra Christ (right)
Thursday, June 27, 2013
A Wichita woman has claimed a $20,000 lottery prize she won playing a $2 Bonus Crossword instant scratch ticket.
Sandra Christ, 41, said her friend inspired her to buy the ticket at FYC Store, located at 1920 W. Macarthur in Wichita.
“This is, literally, the answer to a prayer,” Christ said. “I didn’t pray for a lottery win, but I did pray for something to happen that would help us get out of debt and back on the right track.”
Christ told lottery officials that's she's unemployed and plans to use the money to get caught up on bills.
Her luck didn't end there: On her way to Topeka to pick up the prize, she stopped and purchased another Bonus Crossword ticket, winning another $75.