Lottery win will help fund woman’s wedding

Published: September 11, 2006 | 4717th good news item since 2003

A Clinton County woman now has enough money to pay for a good portion of her upcoming wedding.

Tonya Doescher, 33, of Camanche, won $15,000 playing the “On A Roll” instant scratch ticket. Her girlfriends gave her several such tickets as a gift at a recent engagement party.

“I always play scratch-offs. So (my girlfriends) bought me a couple of tickets as their gift to me because they know I’m a freak about scratch-offs!” Doescher told lottery officials. “I told them (now) they don’t have to buy me a wedding gift!”

Doescher’s friends purchased her winning ticket at North Bridge Self Serve, 119 19th Ave. N. , Clinton.

“I didn’t (scratch it) until after the party. I was so excited. I started crying because I couldn’t believe it. It still hasn’t hit me yet.”

Doescher claimed her prize at the Iowa Lottery’s regional office in Cedar Rapids.

The money “will probably disappear once I pay all the people for my wedding next year,” she said with a laugh.

Doescher and her fiancé, Casey, have been looking into a Las Vegas dream wedding on Super Bowl Sunday this winter.

“We may actually be able to do that now,” she said.

On A Roll is a $2 scratch game. If “your roll” beats “their roll,” you win the prize shown for that roll. If a player uncovers a “money bag” symbol, they win that prize instantly.

Published in Love, Sudden Wealth
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