Kristy Sherk of Humboldt won $20,000 playing Multitude of Money.
Sherk was gifted the winning ticket from her husband, Mike, who purchased the ticket as a 20th anniversary present for his wife.
When she claimed her prize January 2, Sherk told lottery officials that she initially thought she had won less while she scratched her ticket in the car while her husband drove. “It started out with a thousand,” she said. “As I scratched, I said, ‘Mike, there’s another thousand. There’s another thousand. There’s another thousand.’”
As a $20 Scratch game, Multitude of Money offers players a chance to win prizes from $20 to $20,000. The chances of winning $20,000 are 1 in 10,500, while the odds of winning any prize are 1 in 2.60.