Iowa Man Wins $4,444 Playing The 4s

Milton Roth Milton Roth of Sioux City, Iowa won $4,444 playing the $1 Scratch game The 4s from the Nebraska Lottery.

Roth purchased his winning The 4s ticket at Select Mart, 800 Dakota Avenue in South Sioux City, Nebraska. Scratching the ticket, he revealed one winning “FOUR” symbol for a corresponding prize of $4,444.

There are three top prizes available in The 4s. Roth was the third person to claim a top prize in the game. The odds of winning $4,444 playing The 4s were 1 in 320,000, while the overall odds of winning any prize were 1 in 4.

Roth told Nebraska Lottery officials that this was the biggest prize he had won playing Scratch tickets. Because of the prize, he took special care of his ticket. “Usually, if they’re winners, I’ll keep them in my pocket,” he said. “But this one I kept locked up in the truck.”

Published on 06/09/2016