We all dream of winning a major lottery prize. Turning a few bucks into major moolah is certainly something we all want. For one Waterloo woman, that dream just came true, even though it probably should not have!

Michele Bautista bought a $3 Bonus Crossword scratch game ticket at the Kwik Star on Fisher Dr. in Waterloo.

Kwik Star at 875 Fisher Drive via Google
Kwik Star at 875 Fisher Drive via Google
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According to the Iowa Lottery, she stopped into the Kwik Star to grab an iced coffee and two lottery tickets. However, the clerk accidentally pulled out three tickets. Michele decided to go ahead and purchase the extra ticket.

So, take a guess which one was worth $30,000? Yep, Michele Bautista won the top prize of $30,000 completely accidentally. Given she was planning to buy two tickets, this story really should be about someone else. But Michele is certainly glad it's not!

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As for what she'll do with the $30K, she said she plans to fly her mother to Iowa from California for a visit and save the rest. Good idea because the next time she swings by that Kwik Star for gas, it may cost her the remainder of her $30,000 win!

It's been a lucky year for Black Hawk Country residents

The run of lotto luck in NE Iowa has not been limited to Michele's lucky big-dollar win. Adam Wagner from Waterloo recently scored a  $30,000 prize of his own with the "Lucky $ Hunt" scratch game.

Adam Wagner of Waterloo via the Iowa Lottery Read More: Lucky "Hunter": A Waterloo Man Turned $3 in $30,000 |
Adam Wagner of Waterloo via the Iowa Lottery
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Planning to play? Good luck! Might want to grab your next ticket in Waterloo.

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