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NW Iowa Lottery Player Wins Motorcycle With Custom Veterans-Themed Paint Job

Clay County Winner Selected In Thursday Drawing

Veterans Victory® Motorcycle

DES MOINES, Iowa - A northwest Iowa lottery player was selected Thursday as the winner of a one-of-a-kind motorcycle custom painted by a well-known Iowa artist in a lottery promotion to support our state's veterans and their families through the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund.

Lottery officials conducted the "Veterans Victory" drawing on Thursday, selecting Tracy Schultz of Peterson as the motorcycle winner. The Iowa Lottery had teamed up with artist Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II on the motorcycle project. It was the first time that Sorensen, the artist best known for his annual artwork on the huge "The Freedom Rock®" boulder near Greenfield in western Iowa, had painted a motorcycle.

Lottery players made nearly 97,000 entries in the Veterans Victory promotion with nonwinning tickets in the $1 "Ride to Riches" instant-scratch game. All proceeds from the sale of Ride to Riches tickets benefit the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund. Entries were accepted in the promotion from noon Jan. 6 through noon Wednesday.

It took Sorensen about five days to hand paint the motorcycle's gas tank in early December. He weaved into his patriotic artwork an eagle's head and the letters "USA" on the top of the tank; the motto, "All gave some, some gave all," on the tank's sides; and undulating red and white stripes representing an American flag blowing in the wind as the motorcycle drives down the road.

In keeping with an Iowa theme, the lottery purchased the one-of-a-kind Victory Boardwalk™ motorcycle from Victory® Motorcycles in Spirit Lake. The motorcycle package is valued at an estimated $31,000.

Since its first games to benefit the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund debuted in July 2008, the Iowa Lottery has raised nearly $15 million for the IVTF and thanks its players for their continued support of this noble cause.

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