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Ankeny Woman Feeling Pretty Good After $10,000 Win

Erin Canfield Wins Top Prize Playing Iowa Lottery's "Iron Man 3™" Scratch Game

Erin Canfield   Hear Erin tell her story.

DES MOINES, Iowa - An Ankeny woman said her son's dad picked up a few scratch tickets for them and she ended up winning a $10,000 lottery prize.

"They came home and we all scratched our tickets," Erin Canfield explained. "And my ticket won $10,000."

Canfield, 29, claimed the fourth of 17 top prizes of $10,000 available in the lottery's "Iron Man 3™" instant-scratch game.

Canfield said her son's dad, Jasmin Ibricic, usually brings scratch tickets home for them to play.

"Usually it's $1 tickets here and it's not a big deal," she said. "This one was kind of a big deal."

Canfield's son was especially excited about his mom's win.

"He was screaming, 'We're millionaires!'" Canfield said. "And I said, 'No, no honey. We're thousand-aires.'"

Canfield, a full-time student at Grand View University, claimed her prize Friday at Iowa Lottery headquarters in Des Moines. She purchased her winning ticket at Casey's, 1602 W. First St. in Ankeny.

Canfield said she already knew how she planned to use her winnings.

"Pay bills and take care of things. And not have to worry so much," she said.

Marvel's Iron Man 3™ is a $2 scratch game. Players try to match any of "your numbers" to either of the "winning numbers" to win the prize shown. If players find the "hand" symbol, they win triple the prize shown for that symbol. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 3.79.

Thirteen top prizes of $10,000 are still up for grabs in Iron Man 3™, as well as 29 prizes of $1,000 and more than 150 prizes of $100.

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