Gary Schaefer claimed a $10,000 Powerball prize yesterday at our regional office in Cedar Rapids. But he said his best news of the day came during a medical check-up before he claimed his prize.
Gary said he found out yesterday morning that he is 100 percent cancer free. In his words, it was “a really super-good Monday!”
Gary bought a Powerball ticket that matched four of the white balls and the Powerball in the April 11 drawing to win a $10,000 prize. He purchased his winning ticket at Hy-Vee, 551 S. Illinois St. in Mason City.
Gary said he’s a regular Powerball player, but doesn’t check his tickets right away. And even after he got a receipt from the lottery terminal showing that he’d won a $10,000 prize, he said he didn’t actually believe he’d won until he claimed his winnings yesterday. Gary said that he and his wife, Diane, will use the winnings to pay some bills and put into savings.