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$100,000 Lottery Prize Changes Regular Morning Routine

Tony Indrago Wins $100,000 Top Prize in Sept. 26 Iowa's $100,000 Cash Game Drawing

Tony Indrago   Hear Tony tell his story.

DES MOINES, Iowa - A South Elgin, Ill. man was following his regular morning routine by checking his Iowa's $100,000 Cash Game tickets in Fort Madison when he discovered he'd won a top prize of $100,000.

Tony Indrago, 61, said he enjoys Iowa Lottery games like the Cash Game and Pick 4, so when he stops at Hy-Vee Gas, 2632 Ave. L in Fort Madison on his regular morning route he always checks the previous day's numbers.

"He said, 'Congratulations, you won a hundred thousand!'" Indrago said. "I said, 'Thank you very much.'"

Indrago, who is a retired electrician, travels to Fort Madison regularly to see his friends, but he has only told his wife about his big win. He's making big plans for his winnings.

"I want to buy a little house," he said.

Indrago claimed his prize Thursday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids.

Indrago matched all five numbers in the Cash Game drawing on Sept. 26 to win the top prize. The winning numbers for that drawing were: 2-6-18-25-33.

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.

Winning numbers may be checked at the lottery website at 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.

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