Kansas Man Wins $22,000 with Free 2by2 Ticket

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$22,000 2by2 winning lottery ticket sold in North Bend.

TOPEKA, KAN. – Tuesday morning, her husband Robert yelled, “Barb, come here!”

“The way he yelled it, it scared me to death,” said Barb Schwartz. “I thought he was having a heart attack!”

Nothing like that, thank goodness. It wasn’t a cry for help; it was a cry of joy! Robert Schwartz was celebrating the $22,000 top prize he won in Monday’s 2by2 drawing. And to think…“I won it with a free ticket!” he said proudly.

As a steady 2by2 player, Robert Schwartz gets lots of free tickets. Players get a free 2by2 ticket every time they match one of the Red numbers or one of the White numbers. When Schwartz went to the store to claim his free ticket Monday, he had no idea his “freebie” would win him $22,000.

Schwartz termed his $22,000 prize an unexpected windfall. “I expect to win $1,000 or $2,000 once in a while, but I didn’t expect to win this much,” he said.