Aurelio Hernandez Wins Top Prize Playing "Minute To Win It™" Scratch Game
DES MOINES, Iowa - A West Des Moines man won a top prize of $10,000 playing the Iowa Lottery's "Minute To Win It™" instant-scratch game.
Aurelio Hernandez claimed his prize May 17 at the Iowa Lottery's headquarters in Des Moines. He purchased his winning ticket at Hy-Vee, 1990 Grand Ave. in West Des Moines.
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