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NW Iowa Woman Wins Progressive Jackpot Playing New Lottery Product

Karolyn Manley Claims $9,511.55 Progressive Jackpot Prize In InstaPlay Game

Karolyn Manley

CLIVE, Iowa - A northwest Iowa woman has claimed a big progressive jackpot in a new lottery product, known as a scratchless scratch ticket.

Karolyn Manley of Ireton claimed a progressive jackpot of $9,511.55 in the lottery's new "Cherry Twist Progressive" InstaPlay game, a $2 ticket.

Manley claimed her prize Monday at the lottery's regional office in Storm Lake. She bought her winning ticket at Chubs Country Store, 100 Iowa Highway 12 in Akron.

InstaPlay combines features from instant-scratch and lotto games and gives players a new option with no numbers to pick, playslips to fill out or wait for a drawing. InstaPlay tickets are "scratchless" because they have no security coating that needs to be removed to determine the prize won. And rather than having supplies of tickets printed in advance like those in traditional scratch and pull-tab games, InstaPlay tickets are printed on demand from the lottery terminal, as in lotto games like Powerball® and Mega Millions®. But the play style of InstaPlay tickets is similar to that of scratch tickets, with symbols and numbers that need to match in order to win a prize.

InstaPlay games range in price from $1 to $5. More details about how to play these games and the number of prizes still up for grabs in them can be found on the Iowa Lottery's website, www.ialottery.com.

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