If I knew I could get a giant check for basically winning nothing, I would play the lottery way more often.

Tyler Heep from Des Moines headed out to the Iowa Lottery headquarters to collect his winnings from a scratch-off ticket. A whopping one dollar.

He could have easily cashed it at whatever gas station he bought the ticket, but he wanted a check like the jackpot winners get. And they actually did it!

"They decided to treat me like a million dollar winner," Tyler said to WHOTV, "The guy came down the stairs and they took me into the back room where the camera was with the Iowa Lottery logo. Sure enough they wrote me the one dollar check and had me hold it up and took the picture."

Tyler has already spent his entire windfall, he used the $1 to buy a half-gallon of gas.

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