Things started out with a bang (sorry, couldn’t resist a Fourth of July reference) when Elaine Hess of Greenfield claimed a $500,000 prize on July 1. Hess is a nurse at a Des Moines hospital and said she waited to tell her husband the good news until she got home from work because she wanted to see the look on his face.
And then on Friday, Travis Lenz of Dubuque also claimed the top prize in 500 Grand! Lenz laughed as he admitted that he’d tried to keep things quiet about his big win. But his secret didn’t last long and friends were calling all day to hear his story first-hand.
Congratulations, Elaine and Travis! Thanks for making the dog days of summer an exciting time.
And, there are still three top prizes left in 500 Grand, so we could see another big winner any day!