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$50,000 Prize Winner In Disbelief

Virgil Norton Wins Top Prize Playing the "The Black Ticket" Scratch Game

Virgil Norton   Hear Virgil tell his story.

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Colona, Ill. man said he thought he had won a $50 prize on his "The Black Ticket" instant-scratch game, but then saw more zeros appear as he continued scratching.

Virgil Norton, 75, was traveling through Davenport when he decided to stop at Kwik Shop, 2242 E. 12th St. in Davenport to purchase a ticket. He hadn't played The Black Ticket for a while, so he bought just one of those. He scratched it in the parking lot.

"I looked at those zeros and at the winning number and I was in shock," he said.

Norton has told his family and friends about his win and everyone is very excited for him.

"My step daughter said it's great, that we deserve to win," he said.

Norton said he's planning to use some of his winnings to do some work to his vehicle and around his house.

Norton claimed his prize July 23 at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids.

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