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Elkader Man Wins $30,000 Lottery Prize

Tim Hansel Wins Top Prize Playing "Lucky Lines" Scratch Game

DES MOINES, Iowa - An Elkader man won a top prize of $30,000 playing the lottery's "Lucky Lines" instant-scratch game.

Tim Hansel claimed his prize Friday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids. He purchased his winning ticket at Fast Trak, 24687 Hwy. 13 in Elkader.

Lucky Lines is a $3 scratch game. Players scratch the "your symbols" area to reveal 18 different symbols. Then they scratch all the symbols in Games 1 through 4 that correctly match any of "your symbols." If players match all the symbols on any one horizontal line in any Game, they win the corresponding prize for that line. The overall odds of winning in the game are 1 in 3.84.

Four top prizes of $30,000 are still up for grabs in Lucky Lines as well as eight prizes of $2,500, 19 prizes of $1,000, more than 20 prizes of $500 and more than 130 prizes of $200 and $100.

Players can enter eligible non-winning scratch tickets online to earn "Points For Prizes™" points. The point value will be revealed to the player on the website upon successful submission of each eligible valid ticket. There is a limit of 30 ticket entries per day. To participate in Points For Prizes, a player must register for a free account at Registration is a one-time process. Merchandise that can be ordered by using points will be listed on the website in the Points For Prizes online store. Players can choose from items in categories such as apparel, automotive, jewelry, sporting, tools and more.