A gas station attendant randomly picked an Iowa woman’s instant lottery ticket and helped her win $100,000

  • An Iowa woman won a $100,000 lottery Scratch-Off.
  • Shelley Nicholson told lottery officials that a gas station attendant picked her game.
  • The lucky winner picked up her check last week.

An Iowa woman allowed a gas station attendant to randomly pick her $10 Scratch-Off game, which ultimately resulted in her winning $100,000.

Shelley Nicholson, 37, of Hampton, purchased the “$100,000 Mega Crossword” ticket at a local gas station, according to a news release from the iowa lottery.

Nicholson, a McDonald’s manager who regularly plays the lottery, told officials that she asked the store clerk to select her lottery game.

“I told the guy at the store, ‘Choose the game you want,'” Nicholson said, according to lottery officials. “He Picked That One.”

Nicholson didn’t expect to win the game, so when she started running the numbers, she was skeptical when it looked like she had won, according to the press release.

“When I kept scratching and realized I had six on the reds, I was like, ‘Um. I don’t think this is right,'” he added, according to the press release.

Nicholson picked up his prize at the lottery office last Thursday. She told lottery officials that she knows what she plans to do with her new fortune, but she did not reveal what it was.

Lottery winners have notably used their prize money to pay medical bills, student loan debt, and mortgage payments. Others have splurged on properties, luxurious vacations and cosmetic surgeries.

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