‘What the hay?’: Man shocked after winning lottery
CLIVE, Iowa (Gray News) - An Iowa man says he won a much-needed lottery prize after purchasing a winning a scratch-off ticket.
According to the Iowa Lottery, David Kruger, 47, won the 50th prize of $10,000 while playing the Colossal Crossword scratch game.
“It was kind of a sigh of relief because in June I’m getting hip replacement surgery,” Kruger said.
He said he bought his lucky ticket on a whim at a Kwik Star convenience store in Charles City and scratched the ticket while waiting at a laundromat.
“A gentleman bought one of the tickets before me, and I’m like, ‘What the hay? I’ll buy the next one,’” Kruger said.
When the ticket showed he had won $10,000, he said he couldn’t believe his eyes.
“I’ve won $500 a few times, but nothing ever like this,” Kruger said.
Colossal Crossword is a $30 scratch game that features top prizes up to $300,000, according to the Iowa Lottery.
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