Archive for Friday, October 12, 2007

Lawrence resident wins the lottery … again

October 12, 2007


— Richard Bastemeyer of Lawrence on Friday won his second $25,000 Kansas Lottery prize in three months.

"I could use more Fridays like this," Bastemeyer said.

He won the $25,000 on a $5 Casino Riches scratch-off ticket. On July 6, he won another $25,000 on a $5 American Idol scratch ticket.

Bastemeyer, who works for Hamm's Inc., said he stopped at the Kwik Shop at 3440 W. Sixth St., on his way to work Friday.

"It's my usual routine. Every day, I buy ice for work and a couple of scratch tickets. When I called my wife, Karen, she couldn't believe I'd won again," he said.

After convincing his wife he had won again, he called his boss and told him he would be late to work.

"I didn't want to take the chance of losing my ticket. It would've been nice to take the day off but we're short-handed," he said.

Bastemeyer, who has two daughters, said he is undecided how he will spend his winnings.

Bastemeyer isn't the only multiple winner announced by the Lottery this week.

Terry Busing of Shawnee, won his fifth grand prize in the Lottery's second-drawing contests, where participants mail-in losing tickets for a chance to win in drawings.

In his last win, Busing received a Land Pride Trekker utility vehicle and trailer, $1,000 cash, and a lifetime hunting and fishing license from the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.


Melanie Birge 10 years, 5 months ago

Always the other guy. I win a doller once in a blue moon! Why oh why not me?

Centrist 10 years, 5 months ago

What they don't tell you is how much money they've blown on NOT winning .. until they win.

Just like in the casinos. You see the big winners, but you don't see how much it took to get there.

... but yeah ... me too, I'd like some luck!

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 10 years, 5 months ago

I've been playing, forever. The day I win BIG, I'm tearing up the ticket and never buying another.

ksmom 10 years, 5 months ago

I agree with centrist. I always told my husband if he had a dime for every losing lotto ticket, he'd be rich! lol

Nick Yoho 10 years, 5 months ago

Here is a better title, "Thousands of math challenged Lawrence residents lose the lottery again.".

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 10 years, 5 months ago

... just funding Kansas Economic Development Initiatives

( one dollar at a time )

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