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Lake Mills Man Picks The Right Ticket And Wins $10,000 Lottery Prize

Robert Mannes Wins Top Prize Playing Iowa Lottery's "Iron Man 3™" Scratch Game

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DES MOINES, Iowa - A Lake Mills man said he's been playing the lottery's "Iron Man 3'" instant-scratch game off and on, and now he's won a $10,000 prize on it.

Robert Mannes, 62, claimed the fifth of 17 top prizes of $10,000 available in the Iron Man 3' game.

Mannes purchased his winning ticket at K-Way, 806 U.S. Highway 69 N. in Forest City.

"I went in and bought it in there, went out and sat out in my truck. I scratched it off," Mannes said. "And I sat there and looked at it and go, 'That says $10,000. OK.'"

Mannes took the ticket home and showed it to his wife, Beverly.

"I walked in the house, handed her the ticket and she goes, 'You're kidding?' I go, 'No. It's been verified,'" Mannes said with a chuckle. "This is real."

Mannes, a laborer at White Transfer in Forest City, said the winnings will go to good use.

"We're gonna pay a couple bills and I think the rest is just going to be put away for right now," he said.

Mannes claimed his prize Monday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Mason City.

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.

Twelve top prizes of $10,000 are still up for grabs in Iron Man 3™, as well as 28 prizes of $1,000 and more than 150 prizes of $100.

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