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Des Moines Woman Picks The Right Ticket, Wins $10,000 Lottery Prize

Kelli Wright Wins Big Prize in 'Blazing Hot 7s Game Book' Scratch Game

Kelli Wright   Hear Kelli tell her story.

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Des Moines woman said she tried a new instant-scratch ticket instead of her $3 favorite and the decision paid off.

Kelli Wright claimed the eighth of 10 prizes of $10,000 available in the "Blazing Hot 7s Game Book" scratch ticket.

"We decided to try it once and it paid off," Wright told lottery employees as she claimed her prize Friday at the lottery's headquarters in Des Moines.

Wright, who manages a laundromat in Des Moines, said she purchased her winning ticket Thursday at Hy-Vee Gas, 4701 Fleur Drive in Des Moines.

"I bought it, scratched it and kind of still in amazement," she said.

Wright said she kept her good news to herself, and hasn't decided what her lottery winnings will be used for.

"We haven't told anybody because we're still kind of shocked," she said.

Blazing Hot 7s Game Book, a $20 instant-scratch ticket, is the second game book product offered by the lottery. Each ticket in the game is actually a booklet with multiple games spread across six pages. The game's top prize is $100,000 and players can win multiple times in each booklet. Blazing Hot 7s Game Book tickets will be void if any pages are separated from the book. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 2.52.

Three top prizes of $100,000 are still up for grabs in Blazing Hot 7s Game Book, along with two prizes of $10,000, 201 prizes of $1,000 and hundreds of prizes from $100 to $500.

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