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Lotto winners to build high school stadium

Dec. 19, 2012 at 11:49 AM

BONDURANT, Iowa, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A pair of recent lottery winners have pledged $3 million to build a new stadium for an Iowa high school -- provided the visitor's locker room is painted pink.

Brian and Mary Lohse, who recently won a $202 million Powerball Jackpot, said they want Bondurant-Farrar High School to build the new stadium before fall 2014, so it will be in place in time for their oldest son to play in it before graduating in spring 2015, the Des Moines Register reported Wednesday.

Mary Lohse said the pink visiting team's locker room was her idea, inspired by a similar scheme at the University of Iowa.

"I was sort of half joking and half not I suppose, but they said they'd do it," she said. "It's supposed to put them in a certain soft frame of mind. ... it will certainly give all the players something to talk about."

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