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Omaha Man Wins $500,000 Lottery Prize

Troy Panagiotis Wins Top Prize Playing Iowa Lottery's "500 Grand" Scratch Game

Troy Panagiotis

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Nebraska man had an extra reason to celebrate on Valentine's Day, claiming a $500,000 Iowa Lottery prize.

Troy Panagiotis of Omaha, Neb., claimed the third of eight top prizes of $500,000 available in the lottery's "500 Grand" instant-scratch game. Panagiotis claimed his prize Thursday afternoon at the Iowa Lottery's headquarters in Des Moines. He had purchased his winning ticket at Bucky's Express, 1759 Madison Ave. in Council Bluffs.

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