"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.