After concluding his swimming workout, a retired truck driver from Dixon purchased some scratch-off tickets on the strength of a hunch. He wins the lotto prize of $18,888.
Curry won the fifth-highest prize in the Crazy 8s scratch-off gam
Marty Curry, age 66, finished his swimming laps and told Iowa Lottery staff that he was considering the numbers 8 and 18.
He wins the lotto, the fifth-highest prize in the Crazy 8s scratch-off game with a payout of $18,888.
He purchased several tickets after seeing the numbers eight and 18, according to a press release from the Iowa Lottery.
In a report from Quad City Times, Curry admitted to Iowa Lottery officials on Wednesday that he never purchases lottery tickets, but that he had promised himself that he would cross the street to Hy-Vee and see if they had any tickets with the number 8. If they did, Curry planned to purchase them. For whatever reason, the numbers 8 and 18 seemed to fit together, and I ended up wins the lotto of $18,888.
Curry to his dogs, cat: You guys are going to get all the treats you want!
Curry claimed to have purchased several $2 scratch-off tickets at the Hy-Vee on Le Claire Road in Eldridge, and had them scratched off when he arrived home.
On the final ticket he scratched, he discovered the significant prize.
It was only Curry, his two dogs, and the cat, he laughed, adding, “You guys are going to get all the treats you want!” It seemed to him that he simply couldn’t accept it; it was almost like a dream. He was gazing at it before returning his attention to the number. After giving it his whole attention, he just started bawling, reports The Quad City- Times.
Curry stated that he intended to give his children and grandchildren a portion of his riches.
He declared as he wins the lotto, “I can help myself, and I will unquestionably help others.”