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Webster County Man Wins $10,000 Lottery Prize

James Jackson Wins Big Prize Playing "Cash Bonanza" Scratch Game

James Jackson   Hear James tell his story.

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Webster County man was casually scratching his "Cash Bonanza" scratch ticket in the grocery store when he discovered he'd won a $10,000 prize.

James Jackson, 63, said he knew he had a winner, but wasn't sure how much at first.

"I saw the one and zero so at first I thought it was a hundred dollars," he said. "But as I kept scratching it kept getting bigger."

Jackson, who is a farmer from Lehigh, said he has won other big prizes in the past, but nothing of this magnitude. In fact, the day he claimed his $10,000 prize, he also claimed a $1,000 prize in the lottery's "Triple Platinum 777" instant-scratch game.

"It was exciting," he said. "Something like that always is."

Jackson purchased his winning ticket at Duncombe Gas & Grocery, 418 Main St. in Duncombe. He said he plans to save his winnings.

Jackson claimed his prize Friday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Mason City.