Local man hits the lottery


PR012215_RickyKleinmanAn Ottumwa man has won a $10,000 lottery prize.

Ricky Kleinman claimed the seventh of 10 top prizes of $10,000 available in the Iowa Lottery’s “10X” instant-scratch game.

Kleinman claimed his prize Wednesday at the lottery’s headquarters in Clive. He purchased his winning ticket at Albia Road BP, 1340 Albia Road in Ottumwa.

The 10X scratch game is a $2 ticket. Players win a prize by matching any of “Your Numbers” to either “Winning Number.” If a player reveals the “10X” symbol, he/she wins 10 times the prize shown for that symbol. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 3.52.

Three top prizes of $10,000 are still up for grabs in 10X, as well as 91 prizes of $300 and 175 prizes of $150.