Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A Kansas man who won a $22,000 lottery jackpot said he feels especially lucky because his winning ticket was free.
Robert Schwartz, a frequent player of the Kansas Lottery's 2by2 drawing, said he often receives free tickets for matching one of the Red numbers or one of the White numbers in a previous drawing, and he decided to cash in one of his freebies Monday at the Zip Stop 3 store in Great Bend.
"I always play my own numbers in 2by2," Schwartz told lottery officials. "Of course, I couldn't do that with a free ticket because it prints automatically and is always a Quick Pick."
Schwartz said he shouted for his wife, Barb, when he discovered that his free ticket had earned him a $22,000 jackpot.
"The way he yelled it, it scared me to death," Barb Schwartz said. "I thought he was having a heart attack!"
Schwartz said he and his wife might spend some of their money on new golf clubs.
"I won it with a free ticket!" he said.