Kansas Lottery gives two ‘second-chance’ players a poker trip of a lifetime

TOPEKA, KS – Two Kansas Lottery players have had their non winning scratch cards turned into potentially life changing seats at the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event.

Heath Simmer, of Hiawatha, and Daniel Tiemeyer, of Wichita sent their losing $5 World Series of Poker tickets to the Kansas Lottery for a second-chance drawing.

From the 37,000 tickets that were sent in, their two were chosen and they will receive a prize which includes; paid entry in to the $10,000 WSOP Main Event, round trip airfare for two, four nights hotel accomodation and $2,000 spending money. The estimated value of the prize is $21,000.

If the men play well enough to make the money in the Main Event they could have a shot at winning prizes worth millions of dollars. This years Main Event winner, Jonathan Duhamel won close to $9 million.

Published: December 6, 2010

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