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An 18-year-old wins $25,000 on her very first lottery ticket

March 6, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Now that she had turned 18, Sloan Stanley decided she'd do some grown-up things.

(CNN)Now that she had turned 18, Sloan Stanley decided she'd do some grown-up things.

One item on her to-do list: Buy her very first lottery ticket.

"I was in shock that the first ticket I ever bought ended up winning $25,000!" Stanley told the Kansas Lottery.

While at work at a grocery store in the city of Meriden, Stanley decided to try her luck.

"Because I like cows and thought it was cute," Stanley said.

The high school senior was shocked when she realized she had a winning ticket.

Jessica Herrera, the spokeswoman for Kansas Lottery, told CNN it's "rare for any player to nab a top prize on the very first Lottery ticket they ever purchased. "

Stanley will attend Fort Hays State University in the fall where she plans to study elementary school education.

"I hope this will help me graduate without debt," she told the lottery.

But, she told CNN, she also wants to do something fun -- like take her friends out to a nice dinner.

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