Prairie Village resident Bob Miller instantly won a Motoped Survival Bike Oct. 18 after playing the Kansas Lottery’s $2 Zombie Adventure instant scratch game.
Now that he’s able to survive a Zombie Apocalypse with his Motoped, he’s hoping to put the military-inspired bike up for auction to help survivors of another kind – male breast cancer survivors.
“I play lottery games every day,” Miller said. “Last Sunday, I purchased three of the Zombie Adventure tickets and was surprised when I uncovered a bike symbol on the first ticket I scratched. I wasn’t sure what that meant, so I looked up the game on the Lottery’s website and discovered I had won a Motoped. I wasn’t sure what we would do with the bike until I told my wife Peggy what I had won. She immediately suggested we auction it off to benefit the foundation we started in honor of our son Bret. It’s called the Bret Miller 1T Foundation.”
Miller explained when Bret was just 17 years old, he found a lump on his breast. Going undiagnosed for several years, Bret was finally diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 24. At the time, Bret was the youngest male on record ever to be diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully, Bret made a full recovery.
After Bret’s diagnosis, his parents vowed to inform as many people as possible about male breast cancer. In fact, they lobbied 44 governors to make one week of October Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week, which is Oct. 18-24.
In order to help men diagnosed with breast cancer, the Millers have decided to auction off their Motoped, which they hope will help a breast cancer survivor have an adventure of a lifetime. For more information about male breast cancer visit the Miller’s foundation website, malebreastcancercoalition.org.
The winning ticket was purchased at Hy-Vee Gas in Prairie Village. Of the 200 Zombie Bikes available, 14 bikes have been claimed at Lottery headquarters in Topeka (www.kslottery.com) as of 8 a.m. this morning. In addition to the bikes, players can also win up to $200 instantly playing the game.
– Information and photo from Kansas Lottery