KANSAS - Sloan Stanley likes cows and thinks they are cute. And her favor towards cattle ultimately paid off when she won $25,000 in the Kansas Lottery.
Stanley was barely old enough to even buy a $5 Cash Cow lottery ticket, having turned 18 just four days prior. She decided to try her luck at work for the first time and won the game’s top prize.
"I bought the Cash Cow ticket because I like cows and thought it was cute," Stanley said in a news release. "I was in shock that the first ticket I ever bought ended up winning $25,000!"
Stanley said she told her family, who initially didn't believe she had won.
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"My family is all super excited and happy for me, and they still can’t believe it!" she said.
Stanley said she plans to attend Fort Hays State University in the fall to study Elementary Education.
"I’m excited to start college later this year and I hope this will help me graduate without debt!" she said.