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Waterloo Man Wins $30,000 Lottery Prize

John W. Smith Wins Top Prize Playing 'Jumble®' Scratch Game

John W Smith

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Waterloo man has won a $30,000 top prize playing the Iowa Lottery's "Jumble®" instant-scratch game.

John W. Smith claimed his prize Thursday at the lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids. He claimed the sixth of 13 top prizes of $30,000 available in the Jumble® game.

Smith purchased his winning ticket at Casey's, 1604 La Porte Road in Waterloo.

Jumble® is a $3 scratch game. Players reveal the 18 "your letters" and scratch all matching letters found in each of the five Jumble games. If they match all the "Jumble" letters in a word with "your letters," they win the prize shown for that game. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 3.64.

Seven top prizes of $30,000 are still up for grabs in Jumble®, as well as 61 prizes of $1,000 and hundreds of prizes of $100.

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