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Davenport Man Surprised By $25,000 Lottery Win

Bradley Sprout Wins Big Prize in "$500,000 CA$H" Game

Bradley Sprout

CLIVE, Iowa — A Davenport man said he and his wife didn't know what to think after he scratched off a $25,000 lottery prize.

"My mind just went blank," Bradley Sprout said with a laugh on Friday as he claimed his prize at the lottery's Cedar Rapids regional office. "I said, 'Honey!' And I showed her. And she said, 'No way!'"

Sprout, 51, won the second prize of $25,000 in the "$500,000 CA$H" scratch game. He bought his winning ticket at Hy-Vee, 2900 Devils Glen Road in Bettendorf, where he stopped to redeem a $500 prize he'd won on an earlier ticket. He decided to use some of his winnings from that prize to buy another ticket.

When he got back to his truck, Sprout, who works in manufacturing, scanned the ticket with the Iowa Lottery mobile app and was shocked to see $25,000 on the screen. He said his wife, Michelle, refused to believe him.

"She didn't believe me, so I hurried up and scratched off my ticket, and the first number on there was the winner," he said. "she had to actually see me scratch the ticket to believe me."

Sprout said he and his wife plan to use the winnings to pay bills.

The $500,000 CA$H game is a $50 scratch game that features prizes ranging from $50 up to $500,000. The game features six top prizes of $500,000, six prizes of $25,000 and overall odds of 1 in 3.09. For more information about this game, and the number of prizes still available, visit

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