Lottery Ticket Caught in Machine Leads to $22,000 Win for Kansas Couple

Tickets that don't print are considered lucky, the attendant told them.

A Kansas couple said a paper jam in a lottery ticket printer turned out to be lucky for them after they won $22,000.

Michael and Virginia Owens said they won a free ticket from the Kansas Lottery so they went the local store to redeem it for a 2by2 drawing ticket.

The couple plays 2by2 nearly every day, but when they went to get the ticket, the machine jammed and crinkled it up.

"The clerk made the comment that tickets that don't print right are lucky," Michael Owens said. "Turns out they knew what they were talking about!”

The couple learned of their big win the next day as Virginia Owens went shopping.

"I went to the store, and before I started shopping, I thought I would check my tickets. When I checked my ticket, the machine said to take it to the clerk. I just assumed because it was wrinkled up, that it wasn't scanning right,” she said.

The clerk then informed Owens of her win.

"I was so excited, I went straight home and forgot to get the groceries," Owens said.

The couple said they have not yet decided what to do with the money, but their 43rd anniversary just passed and a vacation may be in their near future.