Scott Springsteen Wins Top Prize Playing "Iowa's $100,000 Cash Game"
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DES MOINES, Iowa - A Mediapolis man said he couldn't believe his eyes when he discovered he'd won a $100,000 prize playing Iowa's $100,000 Cash Game.
Scott Springsteen, 42, said he felt lucky to have his girlfriend, Robin Knouda, by his side when checked his numbers.
"We were both kind of in shock," Springsteen said.
Springsteen purchased his ticket for the March 23 Cash Game drawing. He said he had a hard time sleeping over the weekend before claiming his prize Monday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids.
"I try to play regularly but there's times I forget to buy them," Springsteen said. "But I remembered when it counted!"
Springsteen purchased his winning ticket at Garner One Stop, 2506 280th St. in Montrose.
"Actually it was our first time going to that store," Springsteen said. "Earlier that week a woman won a thousand dollars from that store."
Springsteen, who hauls grains for a food company in Oskaloosa, said he plans to use some of his winnings to purchase a newer vehicle and plans to save the rest.
Players in Iowa's $100,000 Cash Game choose five numbers from a pool of 35. Tickets in the game cost $1 and drawings are held at 8:28 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The odds of winning the game's top prize are 1 in 324,632.
Springsteen matched all five numbers in the March 23 drawing of Iowa's $100,000 Cash Game to win his $100,000 prize. The winning numbers that day were: 2-4-10-28-35.
Winning numbers may be checked at the lottery website at www.ialottery.com or through the winning numbers' hot line at (515) 323-4633. Winning numbers may also be checked with lottery retail outlets or by calling the lottery at (515) 725-7900 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.