Someone in south-central Kansas will not have to be quite so anxious about paying the bills – for the rest of his or her life.
The winning player won second place in the Lucky for Life lottery drawing, which pays out $25,000 per year for a minimum of 20 years and a maximum, for the rest of his or her life. Or the winner can take a $390,000 lump sum now.
The winning ticket in this lottery game is more valuable, the younger the winner is. But the lottery rules don’t mention whether it’s acceptable to pass on the winning ticket to the friendliest 18-year-old nephew you know and hope he shares some of the winnings back with you. The state lottery recommends contacting a financial adviser to determine whether to get the lump sum or the $25,000 per year.
But it would be extraordinarily unlucky to win and not claim the prize: The winner has 365 days from the drawing to claim the loot. The winning numbers in Thursday’s Lucky for Life drawing were 3-6-14-19-22 Lucky Ball 15. And then the winner has 60 days to decide on the lump sum or the annual check.
The winning ticket was sold in one of these 15 counties: Barton, Rice, McPherson, Marion, Stafford, Reno, Harvey, Pratt, Kingman, Sedgwick, Butler, Barber, Harper, Sumner and Cowley. There were three other second-place tickets sold in Maine, Minnesota and South Carolina.
This is the second $25,000-a-year-for-life prize won in Kansas since the game was started last year in Kansas: Darryl “DJ” Hestand of Olathe won the first $25,000-per-year prize on April 10.