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Des Moines Woman In Disbelief After Winning $50,000 Lottery Prize

Sofia Renteria Wins Top Prize Playing '20X The Money'

Sofia Renteria   Hear Sofia tell her story.

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Des Moines woman said she was in disbelief after learning she had won a $50,000 top prize on an Iowa Lottery "20X The Money" instant-scratch ticket.

"I went to the store to check my ticket," Sofia Renteria said. "He said, 'Oh you won $50,000!' Really? I couldn't believe it."

Renteria said she saw a "20X" symbol on her winning ticket, but since she just recently moved to Iowa and was new to the game, she didn't realize that symbol would multiply her winnings by 20.

Renteria claimed the 10th of 12 top prizes of $50,000 available in the 20X The Money game. She claimed her prize Monday at the lottery's headquarters in Des Moines. She purchased her winning ticket at Git-N-Go, 4900 Urbandale Ave. in Des Moines.

Renteria said she previously lived in California for nearly 50 years, where she occasionally played lottery games.

"I move to Iowa and I got good luck over here," she said. "In California I win a little bit. In Iowa it give me good luck."

Renteria said she plans to use her lottery winnings to buy new clothes and a better car.

"20X The Money" is a $5 scratch game. Players try to match any of "your numbers" to any of the "winning numbers" to win the prize shown for that number. If they find the "stack of cash," they win that prize instantly. If a player finds a multiplier symbol of 2X, 5X, 10X or 20X, they multiply the prize shown by that symbol. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 3.74.

Two top prizes of $50,000 are still up for grabs in 20X The Money, as well as 21 prizes of $1,000, 34 prizes of $200 and 96 prizes of $100.

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