Iowa lottery winner receives giant $1 check


(WTNH) – An Iowa lottery winner didn’t win the jackpot, but he still wanted the millionaire treatment.

Tyler Heep bought a couple of scratch off tickets with some pocket change and won $1.

But instead of turning it in for cash, he went to the Iowa Lottery headquarters.

Heep wanted one of the big ceremonial checks given to lottery winners.

After getting a laugh out of the request, Heep says the lottery obliged him.

“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 $1 check and had me hold it up and took the picture,” Heep said.

As for how Heep spent his winnings, he said he bought half a gallon of gas.

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