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Dubuque County Woman Wins $10,000 Lottery Prize

Pamela Slater Claims Prize from Feb. 19 Hot Lotto® Drawing

Pamela Slater
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DES MOINES, Iowa - A Dubuque County woman said she's glad she finally had her Hot Lotto® ticket validated from the Feb. 19 drawing because she found out she'd won a $10,000 prize.

Pamela Slater, 64, said she typically only has her tickets checked every few months, but since she'd won a prize on a scratch ticket she decided to have her Hot Lotto ticket validated as well.

"I don't often take them in on time. She checked my Hot Lotto ticket and said, 'You've won a lot of money!' So I was really surprised," Slater said.

Slater, who is from Zwingle, had her ticket validated at Casey's, 2699 Rockdale Road in Dubuque, which is where she purchased it.

Slater said she was in such shock, she didn't think to tell anyone about her win except her husband. She said out of the two of them, he was calmer about the win.

"I win small amounts, so I was totally shocked," Slater said. "He just said, 'Well, congratulations!'"

Slater said she enjoys playing Hot Lotto because she likes to play for smaller jackpots at better odds. She plans to continue playing.

"I sometimes play Powerball®, but usually Hot Lotto," she said. "I donít need $300 million. I'm satisfied with my $10,000!"

Slater said she plans to use some of her winnings to redecorate parts of her home. She claimed her prize Thursday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids.

The winning numbers in the $3.41 million Hot Lotto jackpot drawing on Feb. 19 were: 1-8-15-17-27 and Hot Ball 16. Slater matched the five white balls but missed the Hot Ball to win a $10,000 prize. Had she added the Sizzler option to her ticket, Slater would have multiplied her $10,000 win by three to win a $30,000 prize. There was no jackpot winner for The Feb. 19 drawing.

Hot Lotto players choose five numbers from a pool of 39 and another number, called the Hot Ball, from a pool of 19. The Hot Lotto jackpot starts at $1 million and grows until someone wins it. Tickets in the game cost $1. Hot Lotto drawings are held at about 9:40 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, just before the Powerball drawings.

Players can multiply their non-jackpot prizes by three with the Hot Lotto Sizzler® option. The cost is $1 per play. Prizes are always tripled with the Hot Lotto Sizzler.