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Scratch tickets started 25 years ago in Iowa

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Iowa's first scratch ticket was sold August 22, 1985.  The game was called "Scratch, Match & Win."

The introduction of a state lottery was one of the first of many laws that would bring more forms of gambling to the state.  A law requiring the creation of a state lottery was signed by Governor Terry Branstad in April, 1985. 6.4 million tickets were sold during its first week of play.

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