A Davenport woman got a pleasant surprise when she and her husband went to claim their prize at an Iowa Lottery office.
Sandra Speer, 58, said she and her husband, Bob, were sure she’d won a $5,000 prize on her “Super Crossword” scratch ticket, but soon learned she’d actually won a top prize of $50,000.
“Until we got up here, we thought we won $5,000, so I’m still in shock,” Speer said.
Speer said even when she thought it was a $5,000 prize, Bob didn’t believe her. She even took the ticket to a local retailer to have it scanned, but still was unable to clearly understand what she’d won.
“Well, she printed up a receipt, but there’s no commas, so we thought it was five thousand,” Speer said.
Speer said when she claimed her prize Wednesday at the Iowa Lottery’s regional office in Cedar Rapids, she could’ve fallen over when she heard what she’d actually won. She hadn’t yet told anyone the news about her big win.
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“I don’t know who I want to share it with first,” she said.
Speer plans to use some of her winnings to take a vacation. She purchased her winning ticket at Casey’s, 3700 W. Locust St., Davenport.