Derby resident Cassandra Smith had all but forgotten about the tickets she had purchased in October for the Holiday Millionaire Raffle.
But after reading a story about the winner of the $1 million grand prize on Jan. 1, Smith checked her tickets online and discovered she had won $50,000.
Smith, who is retired, was one of five people to receive the $50,000 prize. In addition to the $1 million grand prize, 500 $500 prizes were awarded through the raffle, which was sponsored by the Kansas Lottery.
Most of the money will be used to pay off bills, Smith said in a statement, but she also plans to spend some on a vacation with her family.
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