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Hardin County Woman Buys Scratch Ticket To Pass The Time, Wins $100,000

Corinne Owens Claims Top Prize In 'Black Ice' Scratch Game

Corinne Owens  Hear Corinne tell her story.

CLIVE, Iowa - A Hardin County woman bought a scratch ticket on a whim last weekend and her decision ended up paying off in a big way.

Corinne Owens of New Providence claimed the third of 10 top prizes of $100,000 available in the Iowa Lottery's "Black Ice" scratch game.

The 24-year-old said she bought her winning ticket Friday at Pilot Travel Center, 445 Evansdale Drive in Evansdale.

"I knew I was going to be working late and I wanted something to do while I was sitting in the office by myself. So I thought, 'I'll buy a lottery ticket,'" Owens told lottery employees Tuesday as she claimed her prize at the lottery's headquarters in Clive. "And I about had a heart attack when I scratched it off."

Owens said she immediately took a picture of her winning ticket and sent it to her fiancé, Jarred Faber, to have him confirm it.

"Is this real? Are my eyes correct? Looking at these numbers, I'm not mixing them up?" she asked him. "He says, 'No, I think we just won $100,000!'"

Owens and her fiancé just started a trucking business, so the lottery win comes at the perfect time. Owens said a majority of the winnings will be used to pay off some loans associated with starting their business.

Black Ice is a $10 scratch game. More details about how to play this game, and the number of prizes still up for grabs in it can be found on our website, www.ialottery.com.

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