Bill Kennebeck Claims Big Prize in 'Blazing Hot 7s Game Book' Scratch Game
DES MOINES, Iowa - A northwest Iowa man decided to join his co-workers in purchasing lottery scratch tickets. He purchased an Iowa Lottery "Blazing Hot 7s Game Book" instant-scratch ticket and ended up winning a $10,000 prize.
Bill Kennebeck of Cherokee said it was the second lottery ticket he had ever purchased so he didn't immediately realize he had a winning ticket.
"I was scratching it and one of the guys looked at it and said that I won $10,000," he said. "At first I didn't believe them. I had to take it back to the store and have them run it again to make sure it was true."
Kennebeck, who works for George Construction in Cherokee, purchased his winning ticket Wednesday at Cherokee Country Store, 820 S. 2nd St. in Cherokee.
Kennebeck, 54, claimed the fourth of 10 prizes of $10,000 available in the Blazing Hot 7s Game Book game. Kennebeck claimed his prize that same day at the lottery's regional office in Storm Lake.
"It was just one of the things the guys do in the morning and I decided I was just going to do it," he said.
Kennebeck said he was excited to win a lottery prize, especially since he was the only one in the group of co-workers to purchase a winning ticket that day.
"I'm really going to rub it in," he said.
Kennebeck said his wife, Deb, and other family and friends congratulated him on winning a big lottery prize.
"It's a good way to start out the day," he said.
Kennebeck said his lottery winnings will be used to pay his medical bills.
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.
Six top prizes of $100,000 are still up for grabs in Blazing Hot 7s Game Book, along with six prizes of $10,000, 354 prizes of $1,000 and thousands of prizes from $100 to $500..Return to top↑