Nita Aurthur Wins Top Prize Playing "Pinball" Scratch Game
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DES MOINES, Iowa - A Davenport woman was casually scratching her "Pinball" ticket while waiting for her change and discovered she'd won a top prize of $10,000.
Nita Aurthur, 49, said she couldn't believe what she was seeing when she won. She asked the clerk at Kwik Shop, 2805 Telegraph Road in Davenport to double-check for her.
"He told me to use the checker, and my hands were shaking I was so nervous," Aurthur said. "Then it said, 'Congratulations!'"
Aurthur said a few weeks ago, one of her friends had won a $100 prize playing Pinball, so she was curious about playing the game herself. She said she's not sure it has really hit her yet.
"It probably won't until I get the money in my hands," Aurthur said as she claimed her prize April 19 at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids.
Aurthur said she told her family about her big win.
"At first my mom said, 'You're joking!' But now she believes me," she said.
Aurthur, who's the kitchen manager at Jersey Ridge Assisting Living in Davenport, said she plans to use some of her winnings to pay bills.