Two extremely lucky lotto players in Iowa have just been paid out $1 million each after they won big with the MegaMillions lotto. Read the full story here.
The first resident winner of the MegaMillions lotto was Betty Downs, age 75, who comes from the town of Burlington. The other winner is Mike Hartman, age 49, who lives in Winfield. They were both given their big cheques with the prize figure of $1 million from the draw that took place on the 10th of November.
Betty didn’t even know she was a millionaire until a week later. Luckily she didn’t lose her winning MegaMillions ticket until then like a previous winner, Linda Tuttle. Both winners were very happy to talk about their wins.
Betty was in a convenience store in her local neighbourhood when she made the decision to get her MegaMillions ticket checked at the cashier. Betty explained to the Iowa lottery officials that she swore she thought the machine was broken at the store when it told her she was a big winner. “I said, ‘I don’t think this machine is working right’,” said Betty to the cashier in the store who took her ticket behind the counter and double-checked it herself. “Her jaw hit the floor,” explained Betty.
The store was called, “The River Mart” convenience store and is situated in Burlington. The store will, therefore, receive a $1,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. She told lottery officials that she wants to spend her millions as wisely and scarcely as possible because her main priority is to pay off her bills and help her great-granddaughter with college tuition.
The other happy winner, Mike Hartmann, was another winner of $1 million this week. Mike is a Marine Corp veteran. He also runs his own business and won his prize in the draw that took place last Friday, the 20th of November. Upon realisation that his ticket was, in fact, the winner they were all searching for, he said that he texted his wife immediately to ask her to double-check the ticket for him because he couldn’t believe his own eyes. He bought his destined ticket from "
When Iowa lottery officials asked the humble veteran what he planned on using the winnings for, he said that the majority of his MegaMillions winnings will be used for his retirement. Mike is the sixth lottery player in Iowa to have won a prize worth $1 million in 2015.
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