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Kevin Ruble of Newhall won $50K from the Iowa Lottery at the Newhall First Stop.

DES MOINES – A Benton County man has won a $50,000 lottery prize.

Kevin Ruble of Newhall claimed the ninth of 10 top prizes of $50,000 available in the Iowa Lottery’s “Instantly Rich” instant-scratch game.

Ruble claimed his prize Thursday at the lottery’s regional office in Cedar Rapids. He purchased his winning ticket at Newhall First Stop, 211 First St. E. in Newhall.

Instantly Rich is a $5 scratch game. If a player reveals a “thumbs up” symbol, they win the prize shown below that symbol. If a player reveals a “chest” symbol, they win double the prize shown below that symbol. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 3.41.

One top prize of $50,000 is still up for grabs in Instantly Rich, as well as three prizes of $1,000, 17 prizes of $200 and 15 prizes of $100.

Since the lottery’s start in 1985, its players have won more than $3.2 billion in prizes while the lottery has raised more than $1.5 billion for the state programs that benefit all Iowans.

Today, lottery proceeds in Iowa have three main purposes: They provide support for veterans, 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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