Shasta Smith Wins Top Prize Playing "Reindeer Bingo" Scratch Game
DES MOINES, Iowa - A Grundy County woman won the top prize of $25,000 playing the lottery's "Reindeer Bingo" instant-scratch game.
Shasta Smith from Dike claimed her prize Dec. 21 at the Iowa Lottery's headquarters in Des Moines. She purchased her winning ticket at Kwik Star, 109 E. Dike Road in Dike.
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