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News of Northern Iowa Man's Big Lottery Win Spread Quickly

Jason Lowe Claims $25,000 Top Prize In 'Cash Spectacular' InstaPlay Game

Jason Lowe

CLIVE, Iowa - News of a northern Iowa man's $25,000 lottery win spread quickly this past weekend.

Jason Lowe of Bancroft claimed the fourth of 18 top prizes of $25,000 available in the Iowa Lottery's "Cash Spectacular" InstaPlay game.

Lowe, 42, said he bought his winning ticket Saturday at Bancroft Liquor Store, 107 N. Portland St. in Bancroft.

Lowe said he didn't tell anyone that he won, but the store manager checked his winning ticket and was excited to tell everyone that came into the store that he sold a winning lottery ticket.

"Everyone knows now," Lowe said.

Lowe, who owns his own construction business, said he plans to save a majority of his winnings.

InstaPlay combines features from instant-scratch and lotto games and gives players a new option with no numbers to pick, playslips to fill out or wait for a drawing. InstaPlay tickets are "scratchless" because they have no security coating that needs to be removed to determine the prize won. And rather than having supplies of tickets printed in advance like those in traditional scratch and pull-tab games, InstaPlay tickets are printed on demand from the lottery terminal, as in lotto games like Powerball® and Mega Millions®. But the play style of InstaPlay tickets is similar to that of scratch tickets, with symbols and numbers that need to match in order to win a prize.

InstaPlay games range in price from $1 to $5. More details about how to play these games and the number of prizes still up for grabs in them can be found on the Iowa Lottery's website,

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