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Sioux City Man Wins $30,000 Lottery Prize

Heath Schweitzberger Wins Top Prize Playing 'Crossword' Scratch Game

Heath Schweitzberger

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Sioux City man has won a $30,000 lottery prize.

Heath Schweitzberger claimed the 10th of 86 top prizes of $30,000 available in the Iowa Lottery's newest "Crossword" instant-scratch game.

Schweitzberger claimed his prize Thursday at the lottery's regional office in Storm Lake. He purchased his winning ticket at Casey's, 4301 Stone Ave. in Sioux City.

Crossword is a $3 scratch game. Players win a prize by uncovering at least three complete words in the ticket's puzzle. If a player uncovers 10 words, he/she wins $30,000. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 3.82.

Seventy-five top prizes of $30,000 are still up for grabs in Crossword (game #805), as well as 118 prizes of $3,000 and thousands of prizes of $300 and $100.

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