Meet the Iowa Lottery’s Newest Multi-Millionaire!

Meet the Iowa Lottery’s Newest Multi-Millionaire!


My name’s Terry Rich, CEO of the Iowa Lottery. I’m proud to introduce the newest multi-millionaire in the state of Iowa. It’s Michael Lally from Barnes City. How about a hand. (clapping) Well, Saturday morning I was out just
running errands as usual. And every Saturday I always buy a Powerball ticket. Actually, I buy five. I go five easy picks with Power Play. And I was on a different side of town that day so
I stopped at a different store. I had to get gasoline and everything. Just grabbed five tickets like I normally do and headed home. It’s my mom’s birthday and was kind of running late. Got there and didn’t think anything about it and you know, the drawings Saturday night. Was working on a pickup for a buddy and turned around Sunday was helping him again and didn’t think anything about it. And I heard on the radio this morning while I was plowing snow that somebody else had won the big one but
there was a winning ticket from Oskaloosa. I thought, well maybe it was me. And I thought it can’t be. So I
went into the local store there in town and was joking with cashier, I know her pretty
well. And all the sudden it said, “Woo-hoo!” I thought well, $25, $50 you know, that’s happened a few times and she
paused and held the ticket up like this and I just
started shaking. Now Michael is a single dad and and
uh… tell us about your son and and kind of you’re talking about some of
the things you might do with the money and tell us a little about that background. Well, his
college is now paid for. I don’t have to worry about that anymore and then, obvisouly, I’m going to get a new vehicle, pay some bills. And then the rest of it will be invested. Even though it’s only been
announced here for a few minutes and out when we sent the media advisory, uh… it’s out on Facebook and text
pretty fast isn’t it? It didn’t take very long. Let’s just say I’m sorry to everybody that’s been calling and everything but I was driving. And I can’t, you can’t text and drive. It’s just been kinda crazy but thank you to everybody that’s been calling and texting. It still hasn’t sunk in yet. I’d just, I feel like a great weight has been lifted off my
shoulders. Just, I can take care of things now the way I’ve
been always trying to and not have, feel the pressure.

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