This eastern Iowa woman has a magical touch when it comes to the Iowa Lottery.

Earlier this week, Mary Starks of Davenport claimed another lottery prize. Another BIG prize from a scratch ticket.

In March 2020, just as the COVID-19 pandemic was beginning, Starks won $100,000 from an Iowa Lottery scratch game. Due to what we were all dealing with then, there's no picture of Mary's beautiful smile as she received a check, in person. We got it this time, though.

Tuesday, Starks went to the Iowa Lottery regional office in Cedar Rapids with a $100,000 winning ticket from the perfectly-named scratch game, Hit It Big!

Iowa Lottery
Iowa Lottery

It wasn't lost on Starks just how incredible her luck was. She told the Iowa Lottery, "It was exciting and kind of scary and unbelievable. Really unbelievable to have it happen twice."

Starks went on to say she hoped to win a little bit of money when she purchased the ticket. Needless to say, she was thrilled at what she uncovered: "And then when you scratch it off and get that amount of money? I don't know, it's exciting." I suspect it was just as exciting for Startks this time as it was back in March of 2020.

What will Starks do with her second $100,000 haul? She says be paying off debt and might even start her own business.

Starks was the first person to win the top prize in the Hit It Big! scratch game. There are still nine other $100,000 winning tickets to be claimed in the $10 scratch game.

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