A Davenport man is feeling pretty good and pretty lucky lately. Waylon Mesplay's bank account is looking a lot bigger after winning more than $39,000 dollars with the Iowa Lottery this month.

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Good things do happen to people in the Quad Cities! A Davenport man is a little richer after winning a lottery prize of more than $39,000.

The Iowa Lottery announced in a press release on Tuesday that Davenport resident, Waylon Mesplay won a JACKPOT PARTY® Progressive InstaPlay jackpot prize of $39,835. He won that prize on a ticket he purchased at the Hy-Vee located at 2200 W. Kimberly Road in Davenport.

Mesplay claimed his $39,835 prize on Tuesday, May 25 at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids.

Iowa Lottery officials say the JACKPOT PARTY Progressive jackpot starts at $10,000 and increases with each ticket sold statewide until it is won.

Congrats to Waylon on winning big with the Iowa Lottery! Hopefully we can hear some more good news about other Quad City Iowa Lottery winners soon. Maybe go and buy your lottery tickets at the Hy-Vee on W Kimberly Road for awhile...


The InstaPlay product combines features from instant-scratch and lotto games. InstaPlay tickets are called "scratchless" because they have no security coating that needs to be removed to determine the prize won. And rather than having supplies of tickets printed in advance like those in traditional scratch and pull-tab games, InstaPlay tickets are printed on demand from the lottery terminal.

InstaPlay games range in price from $1 to $20. For more information, visit ialottery.com.

Craft Breweries in the Quad Cities Area

We're very lucky to live in an area with such an amazing, thriving "craft beer scene". You'll be able to find everything you could want.

Not sure what you want? That's ok. The bartenders at these establishments are very well versed and can guide you through a wonderland of Ales and Lagers.

From "coffee infused" to "riff infused".

From "pale ales" to "peanut butter porters".

Fruity, Sour, Hoppy, Malty, Crisp, Crushable beers in all shapes and sizes.

Crowlers, Growlers, Cans & Kegs...the Quad Cities Craft Beer scene has it all.

And of course...a great beer isn't complete unless it's paired with some amazing food. Whether it's made in the breweries kitchen or in the food truck in the parking lot...brewers know that people love food with their beer. 

Take a look at the 19 Quad Cities Area craft breweries!

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