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La Porte City man plans to give part of lotto prize to charity

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LA PORTE CITY (KWWL) -- A La Porte City man said he never dreamed he'd walk out of a local convenience store $10,000 richer when he stopped for coffee.

William Jungling, 50, was with his brother when they decided to stop for coffee and to check his Powerball® tickets from the Jan. 12 drawing.

"At first she (the store clerk) said I won a thousand and I thought that was pretty cool," Jungling said. "And then she printed it off and it was ten thousand!"

Jungling said when he went back out to the vehicle and told his brother, they were both in disbelief. Since they were only three blocks from the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids, Jungling and his brother headed straight there to claim the prize.

"I tried calling my wife but she didn't answer," Jungling said.

Jungling said no matter what amount he wins, he always tries to contribute some of it to charity, which is what he's planning to do with part of his $10,000 winnings.

"I always said I'll give ten percent. And that's what I do when I win like five bucks or ten bucks," he said.

Jungling said he plans to give a portion of the money to his church along with a donation to Exceptional Persons, Inc. in Waterloo, a non-profit agency supporting individuals with disabilities and families with child care needs.

He also plans to purchase a new piece of machinery for his horse ranch.

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