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Powerball ticket sold in Iowa worth $14.4 million
Employees of a western Iowa convenience store were waiting excitedly Sunday to find out which of their customers won the $14.4 million Powerball jackpot. I think it's wonderful, said Charlotte Hostetter, a clerk at The Jump Start convenience store in Carter Lake, a town of 3,248 people on the eastern edge of Omaha, Neb.It's the first time the store has sold a winning Powerball ticket, Hostetter said.The winning numbers drawn Saturday night were 5, 20, 22, 36 and 42. The Powerball was 11.It was
Oct 18, 2004, 7:32 am - Lottery News

Iowa Lottery unveils first electronic scratch game
Lottery players in Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Waterloo and Cedar Falls have the first chance at playing the first electronic scratch game beginning today.The Iowa Lottery will begin distributing battery powered cards loaded with 80 plays. Each card will cost $20 -- that amounts to 25 cents per play, thus the name Quarter Play, lottery officials said.The cards, about the size of a driver's license, guarantee a payout of at least $5. Among the 20,000 cards to be sold in the initial marketing test, 3
Oct 4, 2004, 3:35 pm - Lottery News

Iowa woman to plead guilty for lottery ticket theft
A Fonda, Iowa, woman has agreed to plead guilty to claiming a lottery pool's prize as her own.In a plea agreement filed Monday in Buena Vista County District Court, Mary Farrell, 54, agreed to plead guilty to first-degree theft. District Judge John P. Duffy scheduled sentencing for Nov. 8.Farrell presented a Powerball ticket matching five numbers from the Dec. 31 drawing to claim a $100,000 prize. A group of Albert City, Iowa, residents contacted the Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office in Januar
Sep 29, 2004, 9:01 am - Lottery News

Iowa Lottery CEO Gets $81,000 Raise
The CEO of the Iowa Lottery has himself hit the jackpot. Gov. Tom Vilsack awarded Ed Stanek an $81,000 raise, making him the second-highest paid state employee outside of the university system.The raise brings Stanek's salary to $207,000 a year, which comes from lottery revenues, not taxes. The highest-paid employee is Dr. Julia Goodin, the state's chief medical examiner, who makes $220,417.It was all part of a deal to make sure Stanek won't take early retirement this year. He said the $81,000
Aug 9, 2004, 8:25 am - Lottery News

Iowa Lottery ’04 sales top $200 million
The Iowa Lottery reported Wednesday that its sales surpassed the $200 million mark for the just completed fiscal year 2004, a 16 percent increase in revenues and the culmination of a three-year rise in profits for the state.Almost $56 million in profits will be added to the state general fund budget, which pays for most state government operations and services.Lottery Commissioner Ed Stanek attributed the success to the variety of lottery games available and their convenience for Iowans who want
Jul 15, 2004, 8:55 am - Lottery News

Iowa Lottery adds machines resembling slot machines at taverns
The Iowa Lottery will begin distributing 4,000 video pull-tab machines which resemble slot machines to taverns and fraternal clubs in the next few weeks.Iowa Lottery Chief Executive Edward Stanek said Monday the machines are projected to help the lottery make an additional $20 million in annual profit.The new machines will charge $1 per play. The top prize is $300.Players insert money into the equipment as with any other vending machine. After the ticket is dispensed, the video monitor displays
Apr 27, 2004, 8:16 am - Lottery News

Iowa woman pleads innocent in Powerball lottery theft
A Fonda, Iowa, woman has pleaded innocent to theft for allegedly claiming a $100,000 lottery prize after several people had pooled money to buy tickets.Mary Farrell, 54, is charged in Buena Vista County District Court with one count of first-degree theft. She entered her plea Monday.Farrell had presented a Powerball ticket matching five numbers from the Dec. 31 to claim a $100,000 prize. A group of Albert City, Iowa, residents contacted the Buena Vista Sheriff's Office in January, asking the she
Mar 30, 2004, 4:27 am - Lottery News

Lotto tickets only good one time around
An apparent gold mine found in the convenience store trash was too good to be true.Police said Michael John Dornbrock, 45, of 2306 W. Fourth St., Cedar Falls, found a batch of winning scratch-off lottery tickets in the garbage of a Jefferson Street store.The tickets -- 16 in all -- had already been redeemed for cash and then thrown out, according to the police report.But Dornbrock dug them out and took them to the Hy-Vee grocery store on University Avenue where he tried to turn them in for cash
Jan 15, 2004, 12:28 pm - Lottery News

Lottery winnings at heart of lawsuit
Deer hunting, snack food and Powerball have propelled two Laotian immigrants into a Polk County (Iowa) court battle over how they should split the proceeds of a winning lottery ticket.Ip Khanthapengxay contends that a friend, Nye Khamhuang, cheated Khanthapengxay out of his share of a $100,000 ticket purchased last year at a Des Moines QuikTrip store.Court papers say the two Des Moines men, who stopped for soft drinks at the beginning of a Dec. 21 deer-hunting trip, had an agreement at the time
Nov 17, 2003, 4:36 am - Lottery News

Lottery officials hope pull tabs pull in $20 million a year
Iowa is turning to a new gambling source in hopes of pulling in $20 million a year in additional revenue.Iowa Lottery officials are installing about 4,000 high-tech video pull-tab machines in taverns, restaurants and fraternal clubs.The equipment, featuring cheery music and colorful video monitors, has been a big hit during a market test in 10 Iowa communities. Revenues averaged $900 to $1,000 weekly per machine, demonstrating a potential to increase lottery profits.The Iowa Lottery made $48 mil
Nov 3, 2003, 6:39 am - Lottery News