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Iowa lottery player wins $1 but is treated like millionaire

Jan 18, 2019, 10:30 am

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Tyler Heep was not a big winner, but he still wanted the big check.

The metro man says he cashed in some change from his car last week and used it to buy some scratch-off lottery tickets.  When he scratched off a $1 winner he decided to cash it in just like the jackpot winners do, so he headed to Iowa Lottery headquarters.

When he asked for a big check for his 'big' prize, he was surprised when the Lottery agreed to it.

"They decided to treat me like a million dollar winner," Heep says, "The guy came down the stairs and they took me into the back room where the camera was with the Iowa Lottery logo. Sure enough they wrote me the one dollar check and had me hold it up and took the picture."

Heep used his winnings to pay for half of a gallon of gas.

VIDEO: Watch the report

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Simpsonville
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LOL!

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    Chicago Il
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    Awesome Job @Iowa lottery for being good sports!

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      Thanks, Todd for the good laugh! Green laugh

       "We are all in this together!" 

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        Green laugh

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          Good grief, was it worth it?

          • Don't chase the numbers you play.
          • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
          • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                     (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
          • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.
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            Smiley Smiley Smiley

              Artist77's avatar - batman14

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              Wow, the experience without the worry. I love this story. Am I reading this right, the ticket was signed by someone named Loss???

              Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grace.  We will rebuild!

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                LOL

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                  Wow, the experience without the worry. I love this story. Am I reading this right, the ticket was signed by someone named Loss???

                  LOL. Cool story.

                  Artist, looks like the sig is Larry L. Loss. What a name for a lottery exec.

                  CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                  A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                    LOL. Cool story.

                    Artist, looks like the sig is Larry L. Loss. What a name for a lottery exec.

                    Larry Loss is his real name!

                    Industry Leader Larry Loss To Serve As Interim CEO Of Iowa Lottery

                    The Meatman 🥩🍗🍔🍖🍤🌭

                    “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” Will Rogers

                    Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot

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                      I am waiting for someone to claim a $10 win with a trust.

                      Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grace.  We will rebuild!

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                        Well Tyler did not win a "heep" of money but had fun.

                        Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grace.  We will rebuild!

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                          Well Tyler did not win a "heep" of money but had fun.

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                          The Meatman 🥩🍗🍔🍖🍤🌭

                          “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” Will Rogers

                          Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot

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                            I'd think he'd rather remain anonymous for an amount like this.