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Des Moines Man Wins $50,000 Lottery Prize

Vilaiphone Kheuakham Wins Top Prize Playing "Black Pearls" Scratch Game

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Des Moines man won the top prize of $50,000 playing the lottery's "Black Pearls" instant-scratch game.

Vilaiphone Kheuakham claimed his prize Sept. 14 at the Iowa Lottery's headquarters in Des Moines. He purchased his winning ticket at Hy-Vee, 3221 S.E. 14th St. in Des Moines.