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Oskaloosa Woman Checks Winning Ticket Multiple Times

Amy Weir Wins $30,000 Top Prize Playing 'Jumble®' Scratch Game

Amy Weir   Hear Amy tell her story.

DES MOINES, Iowa - After checking her ticket multiple times, an Oskaloosa woman said she started to believe she had won a $30,000 top prize playing the Iowa Lottery's "Jumble®" instant-scratch game.

"I think I was just really in shock. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to call people," said Amy Weir.

Weir claimed the fifth of 13 top prizes of $30,000 available in the Jumble® game. She claimed her prize Friday at the lottery's headquarters in Des Moines. She purchased her winning ticket at Hy-Vee, 320 West St. S. in Grinnell.

Weir said she plans to use her lottery winnings to pay off some student loans.

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.

Eight top prizes of $30,000 are still up for grabs in Jumble®, as well as 66 prizes of $1,000 and hundreds of prizes of $100.

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