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Cedar Rapids Man Has Very Lucky Day Off

Rodney Miller Wins Top Prize Playing "Match & Win™" Scratch Game

Rodney Miller
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DES MOINES, Iowa - A Cedar Rapids man was enjoying an afternoon off work when he scratched a "Match & Win™" ticket and ended up winning the top prize of $30,000.

Rodney Miller, 34, said he looked the ticket over several times and finally decided to take it back to the BP, 2824 First Ave. N.E. in Cedar Rapids where he had purchased it to have it validated.

"I thought, 'Are you kidding me?'" Miller said.

Miller said he immediately called his wife to tell her the good news.

"I shouldn't repeat what she said," Miller said with a laugh. "But she was in disbelief."

Miller said the most he's ever won prior to this win is $100, so he and his family are really celebrating the win.

"It's just a ticket I play once in a while," Miller said. "I like those and the 'Iowa Lottery Black' tickets."

Miller plans to use some of his winnings to pay bills. He said he thinks he'll try a new ticket now that he's won big playing Match & Win™.

Miller, who works for a paint making company in Cedar Rapids, claimed his prize May 6 at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids.