A Des Moines cop won’t quit the force, but says he’ll no longer moonlight after cashing in with a winning Hot Lotto ticket. Iowa Lottery Director Ed Stanek unrolled a large ceremonial check at lottery headquarters Monday for Danny Good, a 27-year veteran of the Des Moines police department. Good won the drawing December 20th, and will take home a real check for just under one million dollars after taxes. Good says he’s played the Hot Lotto since its inception, as well as the Powerball. He says that led to a lot of confusion among his friends who thought he won the multimillion dollar Powerball. He says he did square it all away and gave his friends a few consolation gifts after he won. Good waited to turn in his ticket until the New Year for tax reasons, although word had leaked out in the department that an officer had won. He had some fun with it when a delivery man showed up to his mom’s house and Good was still in uniform. He says the deliveryman asked him if he knew the cop that won the jackpot, and Good said he did. The man then said, “I bet you wish you had half of that ticket.” That comment drew laughs, and Good said he never did tell the guy he was the actual winner. Good says he won’t leave the police force. He says it’s really not enough money to quit, but he won’t have to work 14 hour days after giving up his extra jobs, including serving as a security guard at a Des Moines hospital. He says he’s looking forward to getting more sleep. Good says the money will help him catch up on his bills. Good says the money will put him about where he should’ve been all along had he watched his money properly and put away and saved the money from his extra jobs. He says it will allow him to buy a house and retire in five years on a good financial footing. Good also plans to give his mom some money and spend more time with her. Good bought five tickets and also won four dollars on two of the tickets and 50 dollars on one of the other tickets.
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