Iowa Lottery Cuts A Big Check…For Winning $1
Remember back in late October? Mega Millions officials announced that someone had won its $1.5 billion jackpot. Well, that's still UN-CLAIMED...however there is an Iowan who didn't want his winning to go un-noticed!
His name is Tyler Heep from Urbandale, Iowa. Heep showed up at Iowa Lottery headquarters last week to collect his winnings...on a scratcher ticket worth ONE DOLLAR!
Obviously, he could have just cashed it at a convenience store or something. But he wanted to see what they'd do. Instead of cash, he asked for a check...one of those GIANT checks people get when they win million of dollars. And without even blinking, they actually did it for him. Lottery officials printed out a giant check for $1. My question is, where do you find a bank that would cash a check that big? I mean, literally, as in size...(ha ha) Heep even got a picture with it in front of the Iowa Lottery Logo.
Tyler says they treated him just like they would have treated a million-dollar winner. And the whole experience was pretty great.
What did he do with all of his winnings? He says he used his $1 to buy a half-gallon of gas!
Credit - WHO-TV