A Quad Cities man, about to lose his job, may not need one after all. He's getting a $1 million windfall, compliments of the Iowa Lottery.
Fifty-three-year-old Dennis Ryzner says he's a regular customer at the Tobacco Outlet Plus in Bettendorf. He stopped at the store on Thursday for a scratch ticket and he hit it big.
Ryzner scratched off a $1 million prize in the Lifetime Riches game. He already planned to attend a family event in Wisconsin for the weekend, so he and his ticket took the trip together. Of course, he didn't let the ticket out of his sight.
Ryzner says the money is a blessing because soon he'll be out of a job. The security company he's working for is closing down.
Ryzer says he's planning to move back to Wisconsin once he's jobless.
"I'll invest some, take a little vacation, take care of some family members," Ryzner said. "I'll do some good investments. And I'll keep playing the lottery. I still can't believe it happened."