MENU
component-ddb-728x90-v1-01-desktop

92-year-old Iowa City man wins 'Lucky for Life' lottery game

Charles Svatos bought the winning ticket for the September 25 'Lucky for Life'{ } drawing at the Gasby's on Hawkeye Drive in North Liberty. (Photo courtesy Iowa Lottery)

A 92-year-old man is just the third Iowan to win the 'Lucky for Life' for life drawing which entitled him to $25,000 per year.

Charles Svatos bought the winning ticket for the September 25 drawing at the Gasby's on Hawkeye Drive in North Liberty.

Svatos chose to receive his prize as a lump sum of $390,000, which he plans to use to travel. His winnings ended up being $273,000 after taxes.

Players can win Lucky for Life’s top prize of $1,000 a day for life by matching all six numbers selected in one of its drawings. The game’s second prize – for matching the first five numbers but missing the Lucky Ball – is $25,000 a year for life.

The winning numbers in that night’s Lucky for Life drawing were: 14-17-19-30-48 and Lucky Ball 4.

Oddly enough, Svatos said he bought a fortune cookie last month at a casino that said, “You will discover an unexpected treasure.”

Trending