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Ending Dates Announced For Four Scratch Games

Deadlines Established to Claim Prizes In Those Games That Are Ending

DES MOINES, Iowa - As part of its standard procedures, the Iowa Lottery is officially ending four instant-scratch games and has established the deadlines by which players must claim prizes in them.

The lottery has announced the end date for the following four scratch games: "Wild Bingo," "Racing to Riches," "Stocking Stuffer Tripler" and "Merry Money." Players have until the close of business on Jan. 23, 2012 to claim prizes in those four games.

Players may visit an Iowa Lottery retailer or one of the lottery's offices in Council Bluffs, Storm Lake, Des Moines, Mason City and Cedar Rapids to claim scratch-game prizes.

The lottery replaces ending games with new games throughout the year based on player input and purchases. A complete list of current scratch and pull-tab games can be found on the lottery website at www.ialottery.com.

Winning lotto numbers may also be checked at the lottery website or through the winning numbers' hot line at (515) 323-4633. Winning numbers may also be checked with lottery retail outlets or by calling the lottery at (515) 725-7900 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.