A Salina man wins a $22,000 lottery prize.
According to the Kansas Lottery, last Friday Mike Lagerman of Salina started off his weekend by purchasing a Kansas Lottery Fast 5 sampler, which gave him a $1 Quick Pick ticket on each of five different lottery games, Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto, Super Kansas Cash and 2by2. The 43-year-old ended his weekend winning a $22,000 top prize after matching all numbers in the September 12 2by2 drawing! The winning numbers were Red 12 and 14 and White 05 and 17.
“I buy a Fast 5 sampler every Wednesday and Friday because I think it’s an easier way to buy tickets,” said Lagerman. “On Sunday mornings, I meet a group of guys for coffee at a local convenience store. While I’m there I always check my tickets. When I checked my 2by2 ticket Sunday morning the self-checker read, “Sign back of ticket. Claim at Lottery.” Since I’d never seen that message before, I asked one of the ladies working if she would check my ticket. She about had a cow when she realized I had won $22,000.”
After signing the back of his winning ticket, Lagerman went home to share the good news with his wife Joni.
“When I got home, Joni was surprised I was home so early,” said Lagerman. “She was really surprised when I showed her my winning ticket. After putting it in a safe place, I went back to the store and finished having coffee with my friends. Everyone was very happy and excited I had won.”
The Lagermans, who have four children together, have been married two years.They recently purchased a new home and plan to use their winnings to pay off household items they purchased.
The winning ticket was purchased at Kwik Shop 742, located at 657 Fairdale Rd. in Salina.