Wally Markham used part of his Hot Lotto winnings to buy the local golf course where he was a member, saving the club from a downhill slide following enormous damage from the 2008 floods in eastern Iowa.
Markham, a retiree from the Deere & Co. plant in Waterloo, won a $7.5 million Hot Lotto jackpot in November 2011. He said at the time that he planned to invest a large part of his winnings -- and he's done that.
But it turns out that another opportunity also would come his way, as detailed in the current January 2013 edition of GOLF Magazine. Click here to read GOLF Magazine's take on the story of Wally Markham and the La Porte City Golf Club.