That giant novelty check was more than the payout
When he went into the lottery headquarters to receive his single dollar, he asked that it be paid to him by check – specifically, by giant novelty check.
And they actually did it.
“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”