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Tipton man waits 9 months to claim Powerball lottery prize

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TIPTON (KWWL) -

A second Tipton Powerball mystery has been solved now that a Tipton man has come forward to claim his prize.

Iowa Lottery officials say 47-year-old Kelly Glynn came forward on Wednesday to claim his $10,000 Powerball prize that he actually won on Jan. 22.

Glynn says he waited until now to claim the prize because he turns 48 years old on Friday.

"I just thought I'd save it until around my birthday," Glynn said in a written statement. "I didn't know if I'd want anything or need anything. I just thought it'd be a nice birthday present."

He says the only person who knew was his mom. His two kids, ages seven and 11, were kept in the dark until this week.

The ticket was bought at Family Foods in Tipton, where signs advertising the unclaimed prize have hung since a press conference was held in May to get the word out about two unclaimed prizes.

The second prize, a $1 million winning ticket that was sold at the Kum & Go in Tipton for the Nov. 16, 2013 drawing, was claimed by Richard Watson of Belton, Missouri, in May, just three days after the press conference.

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