CLIVE, Iowa - A Quad-Cities man has claimed a $1 million Mega Millions® prize. Sixty-year-old Danny Lovett of East Moline, Illinois says he bought the ticket at a central Iowa convenience store last month. Lovett drives a truck from Davenport to Des Moines and often stops at a Kum & Go in Colfax.
He won his prize in the Mega Millions drawing on Jan. 15, bad weather delayed his trip to lottery headquarters near Des Moines.
Lovett said he plans to use his winnings to buy a house, to save for retirement, help his family and buy his dream car, a 1972 Ford® Mustang fastback.
"I'm going to get right on the internet when I leave here," he said. "It's just a car I've always wanted since I was a kid and never could have one. Now I can have one."
Lovett's ticket was one of two in the country to win a $1 million prize in the Jan. 15 Mega Millions drawing. The other was purchased in California.
Kum & Go received a $1,000 bonus from the Iowa Lottery for selling the $1 million-winning ticket at one of its stores.
Lovett's ticket was the second purchased at the Colfax store to win a $1 million prize in about a year. George Dickerson of Colfax claimed a $1 million Powerball® prize in January 2018 with a ticket he bought at that same Kum & Go store.