Sutherland, Iowa — A northwest Iowa woman has won a $10,000 lottery prize.
According to the Iowa Lottery, Jennifer McClaren of Sutherland claimed the first of 16 prizes of $10,000 available in the Iowa Lottery’s new “Golden Casino” instant-scratch game.
McClaren claimed her prize Monday, April 20th at the lottery’s regional office in Storm Lake. She purchased her winning ticket at Car-Go Express, on Southern Street in Sutherland, say lottery officials.
They say Golden Casino is a $10 scratch game. Players match like numbers to win prizes. If the player matches one of the “Your Numbers” to any of the “Winning Numbers,” they win the prize shown for that play spot. If they match both of the “Your Numbers” in a play spot to any of the “Winning Numbers,” they win double the prize shown for that play spot. If they reveal the “money bag” symbol in any play spot, they win $40 automatically. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 2.96, according to lottery officials.
Seven top prizes of $100,000 are still up for grabs in Golden Casino, as well as 14 prizes of $10,000, 117 prizes of $1,000 and thousands of prizes between $100 and $500.
According to information from the Iowa Lottery, since its start in 1985, its players have won more than $3.4 billion in prizes while the lottery has raised more than $1.6 billion for the state programs that benefit all Iowans.
Today, they say lottery proceeds in Iowa have three main purposes: They provide support for veterans, help for a variety of significant projects through the state General Fund, and backing for the Vision Iowa program, which was implemented to create tourism destinations and community attractions in the state and build and repair schools.