Iowa man takes big check for small Lottery prize

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DES MOINES, Iowa (KWCH / WHO TV) -- Tyler Heep didn't win much, but that didn't stop him from taking home a ceremonial check.

Des Moines, Iowa station WHO TV reports Heep asked for the over-sized check when he claimed his $1 prize earlier at the Iowa Lottery headquarters.

Heep tells the station he was surprised when the Lottery agreed to give him the big $1 check.

"The guy came down the stairs and they took me into the back room where the camera was with the Iowa Lottery logo, Heep says. Sure enough they wrote me the one-dollar check and had me hold it up and took the picture."

Heep tells WHO TV he used his winnings to pay for half of a gallon of gas.

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