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Kyle man scratches off $100,000 on Friday the 13th

For Immediate Release: 10/13/2002

Raymond Martinez of Kyle never needs to be suspicious of Friday the 13th again after scratching off one of the largest lump-sum scratch ticket prizes ever offered by the South Dakota Lottery. Martinez, 83, scratched off his Big Honkin’ Bingo ticket early this morning. “I thought ‘Holy smoke!’” Martinez said. “I’ve been looking for this one for five years.”

Martinez, who is retired from the National Parks Service, plans to clear a few debts and purchase a new vehicle. His ticket, purchased at Larry’s Amoco in Martin, is the second $100,000 Big Honkin’ Bingo ticket to be claimed. Two more of that game’s top prizes remain to be won.

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