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Newton Man Wins $50,000 Lottery Prize

Travis VanBaale Wins First Top Prize in New 'Super Crossword' Scratch Game

Travis VanBaale

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Newton man has won a $50,000 lottery prize.

Travis VanBaale claimed the first of 37 top prizes of $50,000 available in the Iowa Lottery's newest "Super Crossword" instant-scratch game.

VanBaale claimed his prize Monday at the lottery's headquarters in Des Moines. He purchased his winning ticket at Hy-Vee, 1501 First Ave. E. in Newton.

Super Crossword is a $5 scratch game. Players win a prize by uncovering at least three complete words in either puzzle or the complete bonus word in the play area on each ticket. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 3.69.

Thirty-five top prizes of $50,000 are still up for grabs in Super Crossword, as well as 70 prizes of $5,000, 110 prizes of $500 and 1,000 prizes of $100.

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