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Alta Woman Discovers Big Prize At Work

Kendra Neulieb Wins Top Prize Playing "Lucky Elves Bingo" Scratch Game

Kendra Neulieb   Hear Kendra tell her story.

DES MOINES, Iowa - An Alta woman had one very lucky break at work when she discovered she'd won a top prize of $25,000 playing the lottery's "Lucky Elves Bingo" instant-scratch game.

Kendra Neulieb, 53, said she was on break at the chiropractic office where she works when she scratched the ticket and had to ask a patient to check her ticket.

"She said, 'Kendra, I think you're right. You won $25,000!'" Neulieb said.

Neulieb said she also had a coworker check her ticket before she believed it.

"I just had to tell all the patients who came in after that," Neulieb said with a laugh.

Neulieb went back to the Casey's at 222 W. Milwaukee Ave. in Storm Lake where she purchased the ticket to have it validated.

"The girls at Casey's and I all started screaming and crying," she said.

Neulieb also told all her family and friends about her big win.

"My husband, [Craig], couldn't believe it," Neulieb said.

Neulieb said she plans to use some of her winnings to pay her bills as well as share with her family.

"I plan to spoil my four grandkids," Neulieb said.

Neulieb claimed her prize Wednesday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Storm Lake.

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