Central Iowa man wins $300,000 scratch lottery prize

CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — A central Iowa man has won $300,000 in a state scratch lottery game.

Jonathan Moss claimed the first of eight top prizes in the Iowa Lottery's "$300,000 Platinum Cash" scratch game that debuted last month. Moss bought the winning ticket at Hy-Vee gas station in Altoona and claimed his prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Clive.

The game is a $30 scratch ticket.

The Iowa Lottery says that since its start in 1985, players have won more than $4.2 billion in prizes. The lottery also has raised more than $1.9 billion for state programs, including support for public schools and veterans and their families.