Deputy from Kansas wins $500,000 in lottery

TOPEKA | A sheriff's deputy in eastern Kansas has won $500,000 in the Midwest Millions lottery.

Franklin County deputy Adam Sorell and his wife, Samera, picked up the grand prize Monday at Kansas Lottery headquarters. The 27-year-old Sorell bought the winning ticket at a Gasmart USA in Kansas City, Kan.

Midwest Millions is a joint game between the Kansas and Iowa lotteries. In addition to Sorell's $500,000 prize in the April 17 drawing in Des Moines, two other Kansas players each won $10,000.

The Sorells and their two young sons live in Shawnee.