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Nebraska man wins Iowa Lottery's $500,000 second-chance jackpot
A railroad worker from Lincoln, Nebraska collected a $500,000 check Friday from the second chance drawing of the Iowa/Kansas Midwest Millions scratch ticket lottery game. Fifty-year-old Ralph Kuwamoto says he bought the tickets at a store called Eddy's in Glenwood, Iowa and then mailed them in for the second-chance drawing. Kuwamoto says he didn't think anything about it until a friend called. He says he was coming home from St. Joseph, Missouri when he got a call from a buddy in Arizona
Jan 19, 2008, 11:36 pm - Lottery News

Iowa Lottery planning first ever raffle
They're used by all sorts of groups to raise money, and now the Iowa Lottery is preparing to launch its first ever raffle, joining several other state lotteries across the nation that have done the same. Lottery spokeswoman, Mary Neubauer, says the lottery has been considering a raffle for some time. Neubauer says the raffles offered in other states and have done exceedingly well, and the Iowa Lottery has been trying to figure out how to fit the raffle in with its other games. Neubau
Sep 12, 2007, 3:44 pm - Lottery News

Local Iowa police report surge in lottery scam letters
At least three Marshalltown, Iowa, residents have been targeted by a bogus check scam in the last two weeks, according to Marshalltown Police Chief Lon Walker. A resident last week and two this week each received letters from companies in Canada saying they had won hundreds of thousands of dollars in a contest or lottery, along with a check to help cover anticipated taxes. But then the letter asks its winners to pay the couple thousand dollars in taxes out of their own pocket before rece
Aug 12, 2007, 9:40 am - Lottery News

Iowa custodian wins $1 million in lottery scratch game
A custodian for the Davenport school district in Iowa cashed in a lottery ticket Monday worth $1 million becoming the first top prize winner in the Iowa Lottery's Set for Life'' scratch-off game. Martin Rodriguez, 47, won't actually get $1 million because he opted for a lump sum payment of $650,000. After taxes, he'll get $455,000. Rodriguez said he bought the ticket Saturday after stopping at Mother Hubbard's convenience store in Davenport. I was between baseball games, and I was g
Jul 24, 2007, 8:39 pm - Lottery News

Iowa Lottery discontinues five scratch games
The Iowa Lottery is officially ending five instant-scratch games and players have until September to claim prizes in them. The lottery has announced the end of the Crazy 8's Bingo, Wild Crossword (Confetti), Blackjack (orange) , 4's Galore and Only at the Fair scratch games. Players have until the close of business on Sept. 24, 2007, to claim prizes in them. Players may visit the Iowa Lottery at 2323 Grand Ave. in Des Moines or go to one of the lottery's regional offices in Counc
Jun 27, 2007, 9:20 am - Lottery News

Kansas, Iowa lotteries create first multi-state scratch game
The nation's first multi-state lottery scratch-off game will make its debut this summer at the Kansas State Fair. The $10 Midwest Millions game also will be sold in Iowa. Under Kansas Lottery executive director Ed Van Petten, the Sunflower State in recent years has been a frequent pioneer in new lottery games, including an Internet scratcher game and the novel $20 pocket slot electronic game card that rolled out last year and sold out fast. Van Petten is particularly proud of Midwest
May 29, 2007, 8:43 am - Lottery News

Gambling pushed banker to steal $1.4 million
Deb Anderson didn't begin her 27-year banking career as a thief. She started as a teller at Pioneer Bank, the lender in her hometown of 3,300 on the outskirts of Sioux City. She won promotions, despite a lack of college or any formal training in banking or accounting. By 1991 she was named cashier - a respected and powerful job at most community banks. I had a tremendous amount of trust in her and her position, bank President Richard Aadland said. But in 1996, 18 years into her career
Mar 16, 2007, 10:23 pm - Lottery News

'Idiot' claims big lottery prize
Ed O'Neill's bank account just got a lot bigger, thanks to a co-worker who told him some idiot hasn't claimed an $800,000 Powerball lottery prize. O'Neill, 58, who works for the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, bought the ticket for a Jan. 6 Powerball drawing. He told Iowa Lottery staffers he didn't think to check the results until a couple days afterward when a chamber receptionist pointed out an article in the local newspaper. She said, 'Read this article about the idiot that hasn't claim
Feb 27, 2007, 10:40 am - Lottery News

New Iowa Lottery ad has gambling foes fuming
Ties between collegiate sports and gambling are typically forbidden. So when a new Iowa Lottery commercial featuring the Iowa Fight Song and the Tigerhawk logo began airing Jan. 12, it should have come as no surprise that it caused some heads to turn. Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta said the Lottery did nothing wrong when it used the logos and fight song in the commercial because his office had approved the use. He added, however, that his opinion recently had changed. If I had it
Jan 19, 2007, 11:09 am - Lottery News

'The dog ate my lottery ticket'
With the largest Powerball jackpot ever won in Iowa, there were several ticket-holders who had wishful thinking. The Iowa Lottery said Wednesday that since the winning numbers were drawn it has been flooded with callers trying to explain why they were winners but could not produce their winning ticket. We had already validated the ticket. I was still receiving phone calls saying, 'Are you sure that is their ticket. Are you sure that's the winning ticket?' said the Iowa Lottery's Tina Po
Oct 6, 2006, 12:45 pm - Lottery News