Archive for Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas gift becomes a $10,000 lottery winner

December 28, 2009

Snowflakes were good this past weekend to Bonner Springs resident Charlene Knernschield — at least those she scratched off in the Kansas Lottery’s Snowflake Bingo game.

While the snowflakes were piling up outside, the 54-year-old woman won a $10,000 prize playing Snowflake Bingo, a $2 holiday instant scratch game.

Knernschield said she had her daughter to thank for making her a winner.

“Kristi and my other daughter Keri stopped at a store on Christmas Day, and Kristi bought me a dozen $2 Snowflake Bingo tickets as a present,” Knernschield said. “She knows I love those bingo tickets.”

The day after Christmas, Knernschield and her husband, Terry, went out for dinner, and she took one of the tickets along to scratch it while they were waiting for their food.

“I kept uncovering more bingos and then hitting the corners, and eventually I ended up with a $10,000 ticket!” Knernschield said. “Nothing like this ever happens to us, so we were quite shocked.”

Knernschield said her daughter Kristi cried when her mom called to give her the good news. Knernschield and her husband were undecided how they would spend the prize money. Terry got laid off from his job with Yellow Roadway Corporation this year, so the win has come at a good time. Charlene works at Kendal King Group in the Kansas City metro area.

The lucky $2 Snowflake Bingo ticket was purchased at Discount Smokes, 13010 Kansas Ave., in Bonner Springs.

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