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Davenport Man Scratches Off Lottery Ticket, Wins $30,000 Prize

Harold Roberts Wins Top Prize Playing 'Crossword' Scratch Game

Harold Roberts

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

Harold Roberts of Preston claimed the 16th of 86 top prizes of $30,000 available in the Iowa Lottery's newest "Crossword" instant-scratch game.

Roberts claimed his prize Tuesday at the lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids. He purchased his winning ticket at Preston Country Store, 21 E. White St. in Preston.

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 top prizes of $30,000 are still up for grabs in Crossword (game #805), as well as 108 prizes of $3,000 and thousands of prizes of $300 and $100.

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