A Kansas woman is $50,000 richer after buying some lottery tickets to treat herself on a sick day. According to Kansas Lottery, Louisa Dowling of Concordia bought and played four $5 Super Red Hot Crossword instant scratch tickets last Friday after calling out of work.
"When I was double checking my ticket, I noticed my mailman was coming to our house, so I stepped out to ask him if he would look at my ticket," Dowling recalls. "When he agreed it appeared my ticket was worth $50,000, I still had a hard time believing it.” Dowling says some of the money will go toward publishing her romance novel. She also plans to pay off her bills and build a carport at her home.