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Sioux City Woman Wins $10,000 Lottery Prize

Maria Garcia Claims First Top Prize In 'Happy Holidays' Scratch Game

Maria Garcia

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Sioux City woman has won a $10,000 lottery prize.

Maria Garcia claimed the first of 10 top prizes of $10,000 available in the Iowa Lottery's new "Happy Holidays" instant-scratch game.

Garcia claimed her prize Thursday at the lottery's regional office in Council Bluffs. She purchased her winning ticket at Hy-Vee, 2827 Hamilton Blvd. in Sioux City.

Happy Holidays is a $2 scratch game. Players win a prize by uncovering game symbols. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 3.82.

Nine top prizes of $10,000 are still up for grabs in Happy Holidays, as well as 90 prizes of $500 and hundreds of prizes of $100.

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