Daryl Ingram, from the city of Mapleton, in the state of Iowa, increased his lottery winnings from $11 to $1 million in less than a week. The most curious of all is that the man, at first, thought that he had only won $100 dollars.
Ingram, a 62-year-old retired truck driver and farmer, reinvested his $11 winnings from last Saturday’s Powerball drawing into other tickets, one of which won him the $1 million prize, according to the Iowa Lottery.
After claiming his prize at Iowa Lottery headquarters in Clive, he said he checked the numbers early Tuesday morning and misread them, thinking he only won $100.
When a store clerk looked at his ticket later that day and told him he had actually won $1 million, Ingram told the Iowa Lottery that he was very excited by the news.
The lucky winner plans to use his winnings to pay for his house, invest in his future, and take a trip with his girlfriend.
Ingram purchased the ticket at KCK’s Food and Fuel, located at 503 Iowa Highway 175, in the city of Danbury, which will receive a $1,000 bonus for selling the ticket.
Ingram came one number away from winning a portion of the $485 million jackpot.
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