We’ve all dreamed of that big scratch card win, imagined ourselves holding up that giant cheque. Posing for the press cameras at a lavish banquet. For one man from Iowa, that dream became a reality.

Mr. Heep, from Urbandale, won the non-life changing sum of $1 (around 80p) and immediately drove to the headquarters of the state lottery to demand that the company present him with a giant cheque!

Writing on Facebook, Tyler said:

“I just went by the state lottery office with a winning scratch off ticket. I told them I’d like one of those big ceremonial checks as payment.

I figured it would be worth a shot and they all thought it was really funny. I’m surprised nobody else has done this before.”

Let’s be honest… No one is surprised this hasn’t been done it before – because it’s insane! It would’ve cost him more in petrol than he won. I don’t begrudge Mr Heep his moment in the spotlight. I just hope that when my time comes to hold the giant cheque, I’ve won more than the price of a hamburger.

If you’re looking to win more than $1 then why not check out our review of the £25k scratch card game from Paddy Power. You can buy the card for £2. However, I can’t guarantee a giant cheque if you’re lucky enough to win the jackpot.