Wilton man wins $300,000 lottery prize

A Wilton man has won a $300,000 lottery prize.

Jeffrey Becker won the eighth and final top prize in the Iowa Lottery’s “$300,000 Platinum Cash” scratch game. He bought his winning ticket at Kum & Go, 822 First Ave. in Coralville, and claimed his prize on Monday at lottery headquarters in Clive.

Once the final top prize in a scratch game is claimed, distribution ends and the game is pulled from shelves. For more information about Iowa Lottery scratch games, visit ialottery.com.

About the Iowa Lottery: Since the lottery’s start in 1985, its players have won more than $4.6 billion in prizes while the lottery has raised more than $2 billion for state programs. Today, lottery proceeds have four main purposes in Iowa. They provide help for our state’s veterans and their families through the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund; support through the Iowa Public Safety Survivor Benefits Fund for the surviving family members of Iowa peace officers and fire fighters who die in the line of duty; 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.