A deputy with the Franklin County sheriff’s office has won $500,000 in the Midwest Millions lottery prize.
Adam Sorell, 27, who has been a deputy for about five years and lives in Shawnee, went to the Kansas Lottery headquarters in Topeka on Monday to claim the prize with his wife, Samera Sorell, a registered nurse for a Kansas City-area endocrinologist.
He bought his winning ticket at a Gasmart USA 59 convenience store in Kansas City, Kan.
“I could tell when the lottery called me Friday morning to tell me I’d won that it was the real thing. The lady who called was so excited for me,” Sorell said.
The Sorells plan to use the prize money to pay the mortgages on their new home and the old one they are using as a rental property. They also plan to buy a new car, put money into their retirement accounts and start college education funds for their sons, Liam, 7, and Brady, 2.
Midwest Millions is a joint game between the Kansas and Iowa lotteries.