Money magic for Maybell man |

Money magic for Maybell man

Christina M. Currie

Maybell resident Ken White knows how to stretch money.

This month, he turned $20 into about $8,000.

White bought one ticket for the annual Safari Club International raffle. That one ticket won him a 2004 Polaris four-wheeler.

White had 30 days to claim his prize — it took him less than eight hours.

“When you win something of that size, you don’t sit around and think about picking it up,” he said.

White left for Colorado Springs shortly after receiving the telephone call telling him he won.

The prize was just what the White family needed. They have one four-wheeler and were looking to buy a used one for Ken’s wife, Rose.

“When you have to double up, it’s not as much fun,” he said. “We’ve been trying to find a used one, but we couldn’t afford even that.”

Who gets to drive the new machine? “It was my $20,” White said.

White moved to Maybell in 1998 after he retired from working in the Boeing Company security department.

He and his wife now live on the property where his wife was born.

They love it there.

“I hope (the town) stays this size,” he said.

White recently joined Safari Club International, though he’s supported the club’s raffles for several years.

He has won prizes before, he said, but this definitely was the biggest.

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