Steven Schachterle of Marcus claimed his prize Monday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Storm Lake. He purchased his winning ticket at Casey's, 4801 Hwy. 143 in Marcus.
The $35 Million Cash Spectacular is a $10 game. Players who match any of "their numbers" to any "winning number" on their ticket win the prize shown for that play area. If they find a "star" symbol, they win the prize shown instantly. The overall odds of winning in the game are about 1 in 3.
The $35 Million Cash Spectacular began with more than 1.4 million prizes available. Three top prizes of $250,000 are still up for grabs in the game along with 8 prizes of $20,000, 18 prizes of $10,000 and several thousand prizes ranging from $100 to $1,000.
Since the Iowa Lottery's start in 1985, its players have won more than $2.4 billion in prizes while the lottery has raised more than $1.2 billion for state programs. For more information about how Iowa Lottery proceeds have helped make Iowa a better place to live, go to www.ialottery.com.