Another reminder to never...ever...throw away a lottery ticket that you THINK is a loser! Just because you don't win the big jackpot doesn't mean you didn't win something else amazing! Check your Mega Million tickets from Tuesday of this week because someone in Iowa is $1 million richer!

KCCI reports that a lucky Mega Millions player in Iowa is sitting on a $1 million prize. They correctly matched all five numbers, 7-9-15-19-25, but missed the Mega Ball, 4, which would have seen the prize go up to $20 million. But who would turn down $1 million? So where was this winning ticket sold? It turns out that it was sold at a Casey's store with a history of big lottery winners!

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The $1 million dollar ticket was sold at a Casey's store in Nevada, Iowa, according to KCCI. And how is this for a coincidence? That is the same store where a $1 million dollar winning ticket was sold back in 2019. Unbelievably, that prize was never claimed! Someone turned down a million dollars! That is why it is so important to save your tickets and check them over carefully!

KCCI reports that this current $1 million winner is Iowa's third lottery win of at least $500,000 in the last month. A Dubuque man won a $40.3 million Lotto America jackpot, and a Davenport man won a top prize of $500,000 on a scratch game! Lottery officials remind Iowans that any prize of $1 million or more must be claimed at Iowa Lottery headquarters in Clive, Iowa. Check your tickets and who knows? You could be a millionaire!

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