11 Kansas semi-finalists chosen for chance at $1M Powerball prize


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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – Kansas Lottery announced Thursday that 11 lucky Kansans have been chosen as semi-finalists for their chance at $1 million as part of the Powerball First Millionaire of the Year second-chance promotion. The semi-finalists will also receive $1,000 in cash.

The 11 Kansas semi-finalists include:

  • Darrell Gardenhire of Wichita
  • Leon Krug of Bonner Springs
  • Jonathan Babcock of Independence, Mo.
  • Jack Smith of Topeka
  • David Rosenbohm of Olathe
  • Larry Basnight of Mission
  • Terry Collins of Lenexa
  • John Donnelly of Topeka
  • Sarah Medlam of Andale
  • Lincoln Torres of Dodge City
  • Barbara Warner of Viola

Five finalists will be chosen from the nationwide pool of semi-finalists to attend Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021 celebration either in New York City or party virtually from home. During the event, one of those five finalists will win $1 million. The five finalists will be drawn by the Multi-State Lottery Association on November 5.

Kansas Lottery players entered their winning and non-winning Powerball tickets into PlayOn® from August 18 through September 27, 2020. Each Powerball ticket entered received an entry based on the dollar value of the ticket (e.g. $4 Powerball ticket received four entries), and each Powerball with Power Play ticket received double entries (e.g. $3 Powerball with Power Play ticket received six entries). There were 485,780 entries in the Kansas Lottery’s drawing.

To see details on other second-chance drawings, including a Trip for Two to the Big Game (You Know the One!), a Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License, cash, coupons, and more, click here.

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