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October 12, 2007

Salisbury Grain Elevator Operator Claims $1.3 Million Lotto Ticket

Story Photo video icon A Salisbury couple can now buy a new home after they won $1.3 million playing the Missouri Lotto game on Oct. 3. Robert "Bob" Nanneman, 58, said he has been playing the same set of six numbers that he picked at random years ago when the Lotto game started. The winning numbers were: 11, 17, 27, 34, 36 and 44.
"They keep my numbers for me," Nanneman said when he claimed his prize on Oct. 5. Nanneman explained that the owners at Kendrick’s Korner in Salisbury keep approximately 30 customers’ playslips for them, so when customers want to buy their Lottery tickets, clerks can easily pull their playslip, which contains the customer’s special numbers, and produce their tickets.
"In fact, they (a Kendrick’s owner) came to get me to see if I won," he said.
Nanneman was working at Salisbury Ag Center on Oct. 4 when he got a call from his boss telling him that he needed to come to the office. When he got to the office, Alycia Kendrick, who owns Kendrick’s Korner, was waiting for him and told him she wanted to talk to him outside. Once outside, she explained that someone who shops at their store won the $1.3 million Lotto prize.
"She said, ’We need to go down and check your ticket,’" he recalled.
Once at Kendrick’s Korner, Nanneman took the ticket out of his wallet and ran it through the Check-A-Ticket machine. The display read "$1,300,000."
"I was in shock," he said.
Nanneman called his wife, Karla, who works at Walsworth Publishing Co. in Marceline.
"It took me and two other people to convince her (he won)," Nanneman said.
Both Bob and Karla Nanneman said they plan to keep working. Besides buying or building a new house, they may also buy a new car, since they have been looking for one for awhile.
In addition to the Nannemans’ prize, Kendrick’s Korner will receive a check equal to 1 percent of the winning jackpot, which in this case is $13,000.
The Nannemans’ ticket is the 169th winning Missouri Lotto jackpot ticket sold and the 237th jackpot ticket worth $1 million or more overall since the Lottery began in 1986.





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