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Cherokee County man wins $20,000 Lottery Prize

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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DES MOINES -- A Cherokee County man won a $20,000 prize playing the lottery's "$35 Million Cash Spectacular" instant-scratch game.

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.



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