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Des Moines Man Claims Wins $14,000 Lottery Prize

James Swacker Wins Top Prize Playing "Rock of Ages" Scratch Game

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Des Moines man won the top prize of $14,000 playing the lottery's "Rock of Ages" instant-scratch game.

James Swacker claimed his prize Wednesday at the Iowa Lottery's headquarters in Des Moines. He purchased his winning ticket at Last Stop Beverage Shop, 2839 E. University Ave. in Des Moines.

The Iowa Lottery is the first lottery in the nation to offer a scratch ticket based on a hit Broadway musical. The scratch ticket features artwork from the Broadway musical "Rock of Ages." The Iowa Lottery has teamed up with the Tony®-nominated hit show and the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines to offer the game. The Civic Center will present the hit musical April 19 - 24 as part of its Willis Broadway Series.

If players do not win instantly on their Rock of Ages scratch tickets, they can enter nonwinning tickets on the Iowa Lottery's website at www.ialottery.com for a chance to win tickets to see the show, guitars signed by the Rock of Ages cast and more.