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Ticket Winning $14,000 Prize Sold In Council Bluffs

Geo LaPole Wins Top Prize Playing "Rock of Ages" Scratch Game

Geo LaPole

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

Geo LaPole claimed his prize Friday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Council Bluffs. He purchased his winning ticket at Casey's, 1030 Veteran's Memorial Hwy. in Council Bluffs.

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 for a chance to win tickets to see the show, guitars signed by the Rock of Ages cast and more.