TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Their hard work is paying off.
Governor Sam Brownback announced Thursday participants in his weight loss challenge have lost a combined total of 39,496 pounds at the midway point.
A $1,000 drawing was also held to award one of the 108 state employee teams that have lost more weight so far than the Governor's team.
The winning team was "Journey 2 Lose".
The challenge ends May 15.