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Columbus Junction Man Wins $50,000 Lottery Prize

John Axtell Wins Top Prize of $50,000 Playing "The Black Ticket" Scratch Game

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Columbus Junction man won the top prize of $50,000 playing the lottery's "The Black Ticket" instant-scratch game.

John Axtell claimed his prize May 31. He purchased his winning ticket at the Cigarette Outlet, 1504 Park Ave. in Muscatine.