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Doctor's Visit Pays Off For Altoona Man

Randy Babcock Wins $100,000 Top Prize Playing the "Double Dollar Fortune" Scratch Game

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DES MOINES, Iowa - A trip to the doctor's office Monday was memorable for an Altoona man when he realized he'd won a top prize of $100,000 on an Iowa Lottery scratch game.

Randy Babcock stopped into the Kum & Go, 5970 Morning Star Court in Pleasant Hill for a cup of coffee following his doctor's visit and said he "had a feeling" to purchase a lottery scratch ticket as well.

"I got goose bumps," Babcock, 53, said. "I picked it and started scratching and I went, 'Oh, here we go it's not going to be a winner.' Then I saw the 14. I hadn't scratched the prize amount yet and when I did, I looked at it, did a double-take and I went, 'No, no way!'&

Babcock, who works for ACDelco®, claimed the second of eight top prizes of $100,000 available in the lottery's "Double Dollar Fortune" instant-scratch game. He claimed his prize the same day at the lottery's headquarters in Des Moines.

Babcock and his wife, Jan, said the lottery winnings will be used for a down payment on a house and to start college savings funds for their two boys - ages 12 and 14.

"I think that's the most important part," Babcock said. "We're old enough that we're kind of set in our ways, but I want to make sure both boys when they graduate from high school, are set to go to college."

Double Dollar Fortune is a $10 scratch game. Players scratch the "lucky numbers" and "your numbers." If any of "your numbers" match the "lucky numbers," the player wins the prize shown. If a player uncovers a "2X" symbol, they win double the prize shown. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 2.62.

Six top prizes of $100,000 are still up for grabs in Double Dollar Fortune, as well as 22 prizes of $5,000 and thousands of prizes between $75 and $500.

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