Our Cedar Rapids office has been hoppin’ today! Three big winners all just happened to be there at the same time to claim their prizes – and they all won big in different games.
First up was Terry Poley from New Albin, who won a $100,000 top prize in the $10 “Double Dollar Fortune” scratch game. Terry said he was giving that game one last chance – he’d bought two tickets in it recently that hadn’t won prizes, so he decided to buy just one more to see if he’d have any luck. And boy, did he! There’s one top prize left in Double Dollar Fortune now that Terry’s taken home his prize.
Next up was Linda McKeen of Jesup, who won a $10,000 prize playing Powerball. Linda said she had tickets from several drawings at home and just hadn’t checked them for a few weeks. When she finally did check them, she discovered she’d won big in the March 26 drawing. I told her she’d solved the mystery for us as to why the $10,000 prize from that night hadn’t been claimed even after a few weeks had passed.
And the third big winner was Nancy Sheridan of Harper’s Ferry, who won a $10,000 prize in the $10 “Make My Year” scratch game. Nancy said she usually buys tickets that cost $5, but she won some small prizes in the $5 “Make My Month” game, so she decided to try out “Make My Year.” And she won big!
Nancy said she scratched her ticket out in the car while her husband was still in the store paying for gasoline, so she was able to share the good news with him right away. And she already knows what she’ll do with the money: She plans to help her daughter with a down payment on her house