Iowa Woman’s Massive Lottery Win Wakes Up Entire Household
You just never know when you're going to have a lucky moment. It could be at 8 in the morning as you grab your morning coffee, or it could be at noon while you're on your lunch break, or it could be sometime after midnight. This woman from Des Moines, Iowa, made a stop at Casey's convenience store, after finishing up a late-night shift at the restaurant she works at. This would probably be the only time her friends and family would want to be woken up by a non-emergency phone call at 3:30 a.m.
According to Iowa Lottery, Veronica Cruz won the 15th top prize in an Iowa lottery game called "Super 20s." The 15th top prize provided Veronica with a $100,000 win. There are only 4 reasons I would ever really want to be woken up for at 3:30 in the morning; if someone I know is hurt, if someone I know needs help, if someone I know is in jail, or if someone I know won a bunch of money, and even that could maybe wait until the day time. Those 4 reasons are about it. Everything else can wait until my 5:15 alarm goes off.
Veronica couldn't wait to share the news with her friends and family and I don't blame her one bit. Her celebration woke up the entire house and she told the Iowa Lottery,
I called anyone that I thought would answer the phone at 3:30 a.m. and just celebrated with everyone else the next day. My mom didn't believe me. Even when I called my mom this morning and told her I had been emotional, she goes, 'Why? Because it wasn't real?' It is real! It's hitting me now!
Cruz also mentioned she and her fiance have not decided what they will do with the winnings but the win "has brought a sense of relief." I have a feeling the food at Veronica's wedding might be getting a bit of an upgrade.
Veronica bought the winning ticket at the Casey's located at 3200 SW 9th St, in Des Moines. She claimed her winnings on Monday.
For those interested in pursuing a big win with the Super 20s game, the Iowa Lottery reports, "super 20s is a $20 scratch game that features 16 top prizes of $100,000, 16 prizes of $10,000, and overall odds of 1 in 2.40."
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