Baldwin City couple wins half-million in Super Kansas Cash drawing

A Baldwin City, Kansas, couple won about a half-million dollars in the Super Kansas Cash drawing.

According to a Kansas Lottery spokesman, the couple came to Topeka to claim their jackpot on Wednesday, despite a snowstorm.

Donna and Alan Gardner of Baldwin City, Kansas, told lottery personnel that they plan to put two-thirds of the money into savings, and also do some home improvements. They also plan to help out family members, and spend some of the winnings on a previously planned trip to Seattle, Washington.

In other Kansas Lottery news, two Kansas residents won a trip to Los Angeles to watch a taping of Wheel of Fortune, and a chance to spin the wheel to win from $1,000 to $1 million.

Carolyn Ingenthron of Topeka, Kansas, and Brian Bowen of Gardner, Kansas, were the two grand prize winners in the Wheel of Fortune second-chance drawing, according to the lottery. Players entered non-winning $5 Wheel of Fortune tickets in PlayOn. The prize included the airfare, three nights at a Los Angeles hotel, $500 in spending money, a tour of Sony Studios, two audience tickets to Wheel of Fortune, a chance to spin the wheel, as well as taxes paid on the winning prize.

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