Two north Iowans are enjoying some extra “scratch” thanks to Iowa Lottery scratch games.
Atasha Redies of Nashua is the fifth person to win the top prize in the “$100,000 Cash” scratch game. She says the bought the ticket at Kwik Star in Nashua while running errands on her lunch break
Instead of playing the ticket, she scratched off the barcode and scanned it with the Iowa Lottery mobile app. She says she was shocked to see the winning amount, “I was super calm on the outside, but my whole inside was just shaky.”
Redies adds she plans to use part of her winnings to pay off her vehicle and save the rest.
Bruce Halverson of New Hampton won $10,000 this week in the Iowa Lottery’s “Super 20s” scratch game. He says he purchased his winning ticket at Casey’s, 615 North Linn Ave, in New Hampton, where he stopped to redeem a prize on a different winning ticket, “I had a $20 winner to trade in, so I figured, well, we’ll just do an even swap-out here and see what happens.”
Halverson said he plans to use his winnings to pay bills and save for his family’s annual vacation in Mexico.
Back on May 5th, a Chickasaw County man won a $50,000 Powerball prize.
69-year-old Larry Hackman of Lawler said he had a hunch he might be in for an exciting day on the morning he checked his tickets. He matched four of five white balls and the Powerball and was one number away from winning that night’s $143.6 million jackpot.
Hackman purchased his winning ticket at Bucky’s, 603 E. Highway 24 in Lawler, where he stops every morning for coffee. Hackman said he plans to use his winnings to pay off debt.
*photo courtesy Iowa Lottery