Cedar Rapids Woman Claims Second Lottery Prize in a Week


By Kayleigh Milas

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A Cedar Rapids woman picked up her second lottery prize in a week on Wednesday.

31-year-old Jamie Meryers won a $100,000 prize in the lottery's $10 "Cash Inferno" scratch game. She just visited the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids on Friday, April 12 to claim a $50,000 prize in the $5 "Super Crossword" instant-scratch game.

She bought her winning tickets at two different Cedar Rapids stores. She bought one at Hy-Vee at 20 Wilson Avenue SW and the other at Casey's at 201 Eighth Avenue SE.

Meyers said she played both winning tickets at home.

“I was at home, sitting at the kitchen table with my family,” Meyers said. “And my grandma and my uncle just got up to leave the house. And I was screaming and yelling. I was like, ‘Oh, my gosh! I just won $100,000!’ I had to go running out the door and catch my grandma. And she just kind of stopped in her tracks and she could barely move to come back inside and look at it.”

Meyers' plans for her prize is to buy gifts for her family members, pay bills, and put some into savings. She bought a dirt bike for her brother with her last winnings.

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