Brady Cartee decided to put a couple bucks down on March Madness, putting $20 on Texas Tech.

He won $17 for the bet, but got a phone call that changed his life.

Last Monday, Brady started receiving phone calls from a New York number, which he ignored because he assumed it was spam. Then, he got a text from the same number, explaining he was from FanDuel looking to get in touch with him about winning a contest. He ignored the text as well.

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When he started receiving calls from an Iowa number, he looked it up and saw it was from Mason City, so he figured again, that it was a spam call.

It wasn't until a FanDuel representative showed up at his front door while Brady was making dinner, and explained that he had just won $1,000,000.

Yesterday, in a Zoom call with the company, they asked him what his account balance was. Brady told them it was $0, the company reps hit a button on their end, and Brady's account balance changed to a million.

Brady is a mechanical engineer and a graduate of the University of Iowa. He said his first big purchase is a 30-pack

He also plans to go on vacation and pay off his student loans, then sit on the money for awhile.

Craft Breweries in the Quad Cities Area

We're very lucky to live in an area with such an amazing, thriving "craft beer scene". You'll be able to find everything you could want.

Not sure what you want? That's ok. The bartenders at these establishments are very well versed and can guide you through a wonderland of Ales and Lagers.

From "coffee infused" to "riff infused".

From "pale ales" to "peanut butter porters".

Fruity, Sour, Hoppy, Malty, Crisp, Crushable beers in all shapes and sizes.

Crowlers, Growlers, Cans & Kegs...the Quad Cities Craft Beer scene has it all.

And of course...a great beer isn't complete unless it's paired with some amazing food. Whether it's made in the breweries kitchen or in the food truck in the parking lot...brewers know that people love food with their beer. 

Take a look at the 19 Quad Cities Area craft breweries!

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