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Kevin Reynolds photo from Iowa Lottery

Kevin Reynolds photo from Iowa Lottery

BETTENDORF, Iowa — A Bettendorf man found out he was a big prize lottery winner from his boss.

Kevin Reynolds, 56, went into work at the Hy-Vee on 53rd Street in Davenport, where he works in the produce department, and was asked by his boss if there was anything he’d like to share.

That’s when Reynolds checked his ticket and realized he’d won $25,000 a year for life in Monday’s Lucky for Life drawing. It’s the game’s second biggest prize.

Reynolds received his first $25,000 payment in Clive on Thursday, Sept. 1. After taxes, that’s a take home payday of $17,500. He plans to use the money for retirement.

Since the Iowa Lottery’s start in 1985, its players have won more than $3.7 billion in prizes while the lottery has raised more than $1.7 billion for the state programs that benefit all Iowans, says the Iowa Lottery press release.