Eldridge man wins $100,000 in Iowa lottery


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWQC) – An Eldridge man bought a handful of lottery tickets on a road trip with his dad and won a $100,000 lottery prize. At first, Ryan Claussen says he thought it was a joke, but he knew it was for real when he won one of the first Iowa Lottery ‘Supreme’ scratch game prizes .

While traveling from Ames to Eldridge, he and his father stopped at the Casey’s store in Nevada, Iowa. They bought a few scratch tickets together, with Claussen scratching the even numbers and his father scratching the odd numbered ones. When one of the tickets revealed the prize, he gave it to his father, who checked the winnings using the Iowa Lottery mobile app.

Claussen claimed his prize Friday at the Cedar Rapids Regional Lottery office. He says he has some ideas on how to spend the winnings.

“I’m in the process of buying a house, so it might be fine for a down payment,” he said. “My mum wanted a new car that we were looking at, so it could go to that as well,” he added.

Supreme is a $10 scratch game that features eight $100,000 jackpots and overall odds of 1 in 3.15. For more information on the game, visit ialottery.com

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