CLIVE, Iowa, Nov. 3, 2017 –  A Davenport woman decided to buy a scratch ticket while visiting her boyfriend this week and she ended up winning a big lottery prize.

Sarah Harksen claimed the eighth of nine top prizes of $100,000 available in the Iowa Lottery’s “Little Black Game Book” scratch game.

Harksen, 35, said she bought her winning ticket Tuesday at Casey’s, 203 S. Market St. in Solon.

“I looked at it a few times to make sure it was real,” Harksen told lottery employees Wednesday as she claimed her prize at the lottery’s regional office in Cedar Rapids.

Harksen said she told a few friends that she’d won and they didn’t believe her right away.

“They said, ‘you’re lying,’” she said.

Harksen said she plans to use a portion of her winnings to buy a newer pickup truck.

Little Black Game Book is a $20 scratch game. More details about how to play this game, and number of prizes still up for grabs in it can be found on the Iowa Lottery’s website,

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