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Muscatine Woman's Wedding Dreams Come True

Renee Bodman Wins Top Prize of $10,000 Playing the "Merry MONOPOLY™" Scratch Game

Renee Bodman
  Hear Renee tell her story.

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Muscatine woman will be able to have the wedding she always wanted after winning a top prize of $10,000 playing the lottery's "Merry MONOPOLY™" instant-scratch game.

Renee Bodman, 35, said she and her fiancé, Rory Ball, decided to stop for a few scratch tickets at Stewart Road Fast Break, 2418 Stewart Road in Muscatine on their way home and were shocked when Bodman won big.

"It was super exciting," she said.

Bodman and Ball are planning a May wedding, so she said the win comes at a perfect time.

"We've decided that we're going to spend all of the money for our wedding and our honeymoon plans," she said.

Bodman, who is an office manager at Potters Industries in Muscatine, said she didn't believe it when she first scratched the ticket, but it all felt real when she claimed her prize Dec. 10 at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids.

"Almost everybody that we know knows now," she said. "They think it's great. I actually had a friend tell me that they didn't think that it could happen to two more deserving people."

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