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Iowa City Man Wins $10,000 Lottery Prize

Richard Buckles Claims Top Prize in 'Happy Holidays' Scratch Game

DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa City man won a $10,000 lottery prize.

Richard Buckles claimed the second of 10 top prizes of $10,000 available in the Iowa Lottery's "Happy Holidays" instant-scratch game.

Buckles purchased his winning ticket Nov. 26 at CVS Pharmacy, 201 S. Clinton St. in Iowa City. He claimed his prize the same day at the lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids.

Happy Holidays is a $2 scratch game. Players win a prize by uncovering game symbols. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 3.82.

Eight top prizes of $10,000 are still up for grabs in Happy Holidays, as well as 74 prizes of $500 and hundreds of prizes of $100.

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