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Muscatine County Man Recognizes Numbers; Wins $100,000 Lottery Prize

Wayne Barclay Claims Top Prize in April 30 Iowa's $100,000 Cash Game Drawing

Wayne Barclay   Hear Wayne tell his story.

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Muscatine County man checked his morning paper and recognized the drawing numbers listed for "Iowa's $100,000 Cash Game." They were his and he ended up winning a top prize of $100,000 playing the game.

"Those numbers looked familiar when I first looked at them. I said, 'I gotta get my ticket,'" Wayne Barclay said. "I play the same numbers all the time."

Barclay, 69, claimed his prize Wednesday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids. He purchased his winning ticket at The Wilton Express, 1300 Nicolaus Drive in Wilton.

Barclay, who is from Atalissa, said when he first started playing Iowa's $100,000 Cash Game back in January, he came up with his own way of picking what would become his regular numbers.

"What I did was, I went back three months and I looked at all the numbers. If the numbers come up more than 11 times, which 15 numbers come up all the same time, and then I pieced 10 of them together," he explained. "And that's how I won."

Barclay didn't tell his girlfriend, Mary Lou Tarrant, what he'd won, he just asked her to check his ticket.

"I just asked her to check them and she said, 'They're all the same numbers,'" Barclay said.

Barclay, who is retired from a steel mill in Wilton, said he's not in a hurry to spend his winnings. He plans to take his time to make a decision.

"Put it in savings and then we'll decide," he said.

Barclay won his prize in the April 30 drawing of Iowa's $100,000 Cash Game. The winning numbers in that drawing were: 10-13-22-23-33. Barclay's ticket matched all five numbers drawn to win the top prize.

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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