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Ending Date Announced For Five Scratch Games

CLIVE, Iowa – Nov. 20, 2017 – As part of its standard procedures, the Iowa Lottery is officially ending sales in five of its instant-scratch games and has established the deadline by which players must claim prizes in them.

The lottery has announced the end date for the following scratch games: "Loaded," "$100,000 Mega Crossword" (Game #894), "Lucky Dog," "Buckets of Cash" and "Play 2 Win." Players have until the close of business on Feb. 18, 2018, to claim prizes in them.

Players may visit an Iowa Lottery retailer or one of the lottery's offices in Clive, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Mason City and Storm Lake to claim scratch-game prizes.

The lottery replaces ending games with new games throughout the year. A complete list of all current games can be found on the lottery website at

Since the lottery's start in 1985, its players have won more than $3.9 billion in prizes while the lottery has raised more than $1.8 billion for the state programs that benefit all Iowans.

Today, lottery proceeds in Iowa have three main purposes: They provide support for our state's veterans and their families through the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund; 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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