Kansas 18-year-old wins $25,000 from her first lottery ticket

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A Kansas woman bought her first lottery ticket just four days after her 18th birthday and won a $25,000 jackpot.

Sloan Stanley, 18, told Kansas Lottery officials she was at the Country Harvest Apple Market in Meriden four days after her birthday and decided to buy her first lottery ticket, a $5 Cash Cow scratch-off game.

“I bought the Cash Cow ticket because I like cows and thought it was cute,” Stanley said.

The ticket turned out to be a $25,000 winner.

“I was in shock that the first ticket I ever bought ended up winning $25,000,” Stanley said.

Stanley said her father didn’t believe her beginner’s luck until he saw the ticket for himself.

“My family is all super excited and happy for me, and they still can’t believe it,” she said.

The winner said the money will come in handy this fall when she starts at Fort Hays State University.

“I’m excited to start college later this year and I hope this will help me graduate without debt,” she said.