A recent family road trip ended up paying off for an Oskaloosa man as he won a big prize playing the lottery.
Jason Waite claimed the sixth of eight top prizes of $10,000 available in the Iowa Lottery’s “Winner’s Circle” scratch game.
Waite, 43, said he was on a road trip with his family Nov. 16 and they stopped at Kum & Go, 11989 Hickman Road in Urbandale for drinks. Waite also bought a scratch ticket.
“Just looked to see how many tickets there were for each game and there were just a few left of that particular one so I decided to get those tickets,” Waite told lottery employees Friday as he claimed his prize at the lottery’s headquarters in Clive.
Waite scratched off the ticket in the car while his wife, Cherlynn, drove.
“She actually made a comment, ‘Boy, it would be nice to win $10,000,’” he said. “I just nonchalantly scratched it off and I said, ‘Well, it looks like we won.’”
Cherlynn didn’t believe him right away, so he showed her the winning ticket. They also looked up the rules of the game online to double-check their work.
Waite, who is a self-employed business owner, said he plans to save his winnings.
Winner’s Circle is a $2 scratch game. More details about how to play this game, and number of prizes still up for grabs in it can be found on the Iowa Lottery’s website, www.ialottery.com.