Summer Fahrenkrog Wins Top Prize of $50,000 Playing "Super Crossword" Scratch Game
DES MOINES, Iowa - A Sioux Rapids stay-at-home-mom had an exciting night to an otherwise regular day when she won a $50,000 lottery prize.
Summer Fahrenkrog, 29, said she had just finished putting her three children to bed when she decided to scratch a "Super Crossword" instant-scratch ticket. She said she couldn’t believe her eyes when the ticket revealed a top prize.
"I was really excited!" Fahrenkrog said. "I couldn't believe it."
Fahrenkrog's husband, John, was out on a fire call when she scratched the ticket, so she shared the news with her young children. Since discovering the win, she's shared the news with family and friends.
"They all jokingly say, 'You know that loan you said you'd give me?'" Fahrenkrog said with a laugh.
Fahrenkrog said she plans to use some of her winnings to pay bills as well as plan for a vacation.
Fahrenkrog claimed her prize Aug. 31 at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Storm Lake. She purchased her winning ticket Casey's, 720 Hwy. 71 in Sioux Rapids.
Super Crossword is a $5 scratch game. Players win a prize by scratching the "your letters" then scratching the corresponding letters found in Puzzles 1 and 2 and the "bonus word." If players have scratched at least three complete words in Puzzle 1 or 2, they win the corresponding prize shown in the prize legend for that puzzle. If players uncover all six letters in the "bonus word" by scratching the letters that match the "your letters" they win the prize shown in the prize box.
Eleven top prizes of $50,000 are still up for grabs in Super Crossword as well as nine prizes of $5,000, 165 prizes of $500 and more than 1,250 prizes of $100.
Players can enter eligible non-winning scratch tickets online to earn "Points For Prizes™" points. The point value will be revealed to the player on the website upon successful submission of each eligible valid ticket. There is a limit of 30 ticket entries per day. To participate in Points For Prizes, a player must register for a free account at ialottery.com. Registration is a one-time process. Merchandise that can be ordered by using points will be listed on the website in the Points For Prizes online store. Players can choose from items in categories such as apparel, automotive, jewelry, sporting, tools and more.