Tyler Heep from Urbandale, Iowa, won just a single dollar on a lottery scratch-off, but a win is a win, and he wanted to make sure everyone knew about it. So Tyler decided to head down to lottery headquarters to request the big one dollar prize to be paid on a giant check – just like all the big winners..
Tyler said to the NBC news that – ‘I Told them I’d like one of those big ceremonial checks as payment. I figured it would be worth a shot and they all thought it was really funny. I’m surprised nobody else has done this before,’ he wrote on Facebook.
Lottery officials obliged and took out their novelty checkbook to ensure that Tyler got his winnings.
‘They decided to treat me just like a million dollar winner,’ the man who is not rich told NBC News.
‘The guy came down the stairs and they took me into the back room where the camera was with the Iowa Lottery logo.
‘Sure enough they wrote me the one dollar check and had me hold it up and took the picture.’
As he received the giant payout, he stopped to take a photo with his check looking like he had just won a million dollars.
Tyler unfortunately spent most of his winning on a ‘half of a gallon of gas’, past week.
A local framers, Benjamin’s Custom Framing and Fine Art, has since offered to frame the giant check for free so Tyler can keep it on display.