Derrick Hampton Wins Top Prize Playing the "Pinball" Scratch Game|
DES MOINES, Iowa – A Davenport man won a top prize of $10,000 on the lottery's "Pinball" instant-scratch game.
Derrick Hampton claimed his prize Tuesday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids. He purchased his winning ticket at Mother Hubbard's, 3636 Hickory Grove Road in Davenport.
Pinball is a $2 scratch game. Players win a prize by matching any of the "target numbers" with either of the "pinball numbers" to win the prize shown for that number. If players find a "lightning bolt" symbol, they win that prize instantly. The overall odds for winning a prize in the game are 1 in 3.82.
Seven top prizes of $10,000 are still up for grabs in Pinball, as well as 78 prizes of $500 and more than 620 prizes of $100.
Players can enter eligible nonwinning scratch tickets online to earn "Points For Prizes™" points. The point value will be revealed to the player on the website upon successful submission of each eligible valid ticket. There is a limit of 30 ticket entries per day. To participate in Points For Prizes™, a player must register for a free account at ialottery.com. Registration is a one-time process. Merchandise that can be ordered by using points will be listed on the website in the Points For Prizes™ online store. Players can choose from items in categories such as apparel, automotive, jewelry, sporting, tools and more.
Since the lottery's start in 1985, its players have won more than $2.8 billion in prizes while the lottery has raised more than $1.3 billion for the state programs that benefit all Iowans.
Today, lottery proceeds in Iowa have three main purposes: They provide support for veterans, help for a variety of significant projects through the state General Fund, and backing for the Vision Iowa program, which was implemented to create tourism destinations and community attractions in the state and build and repair schools.
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