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November 23, 2011

Iowa Man Celebrates 18th Birthday with $20,000 Prize

An Iowa man not only celebrated one of any teenager’s most anticipated rites of passage, turning 18 and being considered an adult, but he also experienced another momentous event in mid-November. Days after his birthday, Kaleb Gress of Postville, Iowa, purchased his first-ever Missouri Lottery Scratchers game, and he became a first-time Lottery winner. Gress won a $20,000 prize on a “Silver Bells” ticket he picked up at Conoco, 3120 S.W. State Route 7, in Blue Springs.

Silver Bells,” a $5 ticket with a top prize of $100,000, officially started on Oct. 22. To date, three top prizes, and thousands of additional prizes ranging from $5 to $20,000, remain in play.

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