Davenport woman’s lottery luck nets her second jackpot

A Davenport woman is lucky to spare, now that she has won two lottery jackpots in two and a half years.

Mary Starks’ last $100,000 jackpot came from the “Hit It Big!” of the Iowa Lottery. scratch game. She claimed the first jackpot available in this game. “It was exciting and kind of scary and unbelievable,” said Starks, who won a $100,000 prize in March 2020 in another scratch game. “Truly amazing that it happened twice.”

Starks bought him Hit It Big! ticket to ExpressLane, 321 N. Division Street. in Davenport. She said she usually plays Crossword Tickets but decided to try something new. “You just think you’re going to make a little – maybe, $20, $30, $50, $100, you know? But not $100,000,” she told officials Sept. 13 as she claimed her prize at the lottery’s Cedar Rapids regional office. “You just bought the tickets for a bit of entertainment. And then when you scratch it and get that amount of money? I don’t know, it’s exciting.

Starks said she plans to use her winnings to pay off debts and possibly start a business.

Hit it big! is a $10 scratch game that features 10 jackpots of $100,000 and overall odds of 1 in 2.96. For more information on this game and the number of prizes still available, click here.


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