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Clinton Woman Plans To Share $15,000 Prize With Family

Mae Nelson Wins Top Prize Playing "Betty Boop™" Scratch Game

Mae Nelson   Hear Mae tell her story.

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Clinton woman has decided to share her $15,000 top prize from her "Betty Boop™" instant-scratch ticket with her daughter.

Mae Nelson, 83, said while she's excited for her big win, she isn't in need of much, so she plans to spread the wealth.

"When you're 83 there isn't really anything you need," Nelson said.

Nelson said she decided to play the Betty Boop game because it was something new. She happened to be standing in Express Lane, 401 Second Ave. S. in Clinton, with her daughter when she scratched her ticket.

"She was more excited than I was!" Nelson said. "She and I live together, so we can share."

Nelson said the clerk who sold her the ticket was also very excited.

"They were really excited, with me being in the store and everything," she said.

Nelson said she has also told her other family and friends about the win, but it takes them a while to believe it. She said she plans to use some of her winnings to pay bills, as well as plan for the holidays.

"Whatever comes up day by day, you know," she said.

Nelson said she really enjoyed playing the Betty Boop ticket, and plans to continue. She claimed her prize Wednesday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids.

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