Lottery player had ‘nervous’ thoughts after winning Iowa prize. ‘Get home and hide it’

Excited at the realization he just won a top prize in an Iowa Lottery game, a 51-year-old quickly became nervous.

The thoughts for Lynn Young, of Elliott, were to get home as quickly as he could and hide the winning ticket, he told Iowa Lottery officials.

Young won $10,000 in the lottery’s Hit the Jackpot game after purchasing a ticket at a Tiger Mart convenience store.

“I took a double-take and was like, ‘No way, I won $10,000!” Young told lottery officials.

The odds of winning a $10,000 prize in the game are 1-in-24,000. Hit the Jackpot offers a top prize of $250,000.

“The only thing I could think of was put it in my billfold, get out of town, get home and hide it,” Young said.

He said he plans to use his winnings to pay off debt.

Elliott is in southwestern Iowa about 50 miles southeast of Omaha, Nebraska.

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