Can anyone do this? Or were these lottery officials just being nice? A guy in Des Moines named Tyler Heep showed up at Iowa Lottery headquarters last week to collect his winnings . . . on a scratcher ticket worth ONE DOLLAR.
Obviously he could have just cashed it at 7-Eleven or something. But he wanted to see what they'd do.
Instead of cash, he asked for a check . . . one of those GIANT checks people get when they win a million bucks.
And without even blinking, they actually did it for him.
They printed out a giant check for $1. Then they brought him in the back to take a picture with it in front of the Iowa Lottery Logo.
Tyler says they treated him just like they would have treated a million-dollar winner. And the whole experience was pretty great.
He's already blown through all the money he won, by the way. He says he used his $1 to buy a half-gallon of gas.