Andrea Sauser Wins First Top Prize of $100,000 in Lottery's Hot New Instant-Scratch Ticket
DES MOINES, Iowa - After winning a $20 prize the first time she played the lottery's new "Game Book" instant-scratch game, a Fairfax woman decided to try the game again and ended up winning the first top prize of $100,000.
Andrea Sauser, 41, was on break at work when she scratched the ticket.
"I was chatting with my friend as I was scratching the ticket, telling her that our other friend had won $100 last night on the Ten Times game and she was the luckiest person I knew," Sauser said. "I said, 'It doesn't look very good,' and then I scratched off a '7' on the Game Book on the 'Golden 7s' and it said a hundred thousand!"
Sauser said news spread quickly throughout the sales office of Yellowbook in Cedar Rapids.
"Everybody was screaming and hollering," Sauser said as she claimed her prize Friday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids.
After having her ticket validated at a retailer, Sauser decided to take the remainder of the day off to collect her thoughts and claim the prize. She called her husband, Dennis, to tell him the good news.
"He's like, 'Are you kidding?' and I'm like, 'No,' and he just started laughing," Sauser said.
Sauser purchased her winning ticket at Casey's, 5655 C St. SW in Cedar Rapids. She said she is planning to save her winnings for now.Return to top↑