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West Des Moines Man Wins $50,000 Lottery Prize

Kevin Thomasson Claims First Top Prize in New "Ruby Red 7's" Scratch Game

Kevin Thomasson

DES MOINES, Iowa - The first of 13 top prizes of $50,000 available in the Iowa Lottery's new "Ruby Red 7's" instant-scratch game was claimed by a West Des Moines man.

Kevin Thomasson claimed his prize Thursday at the lottery's headquarters in Des Moines. He purchased his winning ticket at Hy-Vee, 1725 Jordan Creek Parkway in West Des Moines.

Ruby Red 7's is a $5 scratch game. Players win prizes by revealing game symbols. If a player reveals the black "7" game symbol, he or she wins the prize shown for that symbol. If a player reveals the red "7" game symbol, he or she wins double the prize shown for that symbol. If a player reveals the red "Gem" symbol, he or she wins seven times the prize shown for that symbol. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 3.73.

Twelve top prizes of $50,000 are still up for grabs in Ruby Red 7's, as well as 187 prizes of $1,400 and hundreds of prizes of $280 and $140.

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