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Ankeny Man Wins $30,000 Lottery Prize

Ryan Nemeth Wins Top Prize Playing "Merry Crossword" Holiday Scratch Game

Ryan Nemeth

DES MOINES, Iowa - An Ankeny man won a top prize of $30,000 playing the lottery's "Merry Crossword" instant-scratch game.

Ryan Nemeth claimed his prize Monday at the Iowa Lottery's headquarters in Des Moines. He purchased his winning ticket at I-35 Spirits, 113 S.E. Delaware Ave. in Ankeny.

Players can "Super Tech" the Halls in the Iowa Lottery's Super Tech promotion this holiday season. All ten holiday instant-scratch tickets can be entered online for a chance to win one of 250 Sony® tech prizes or one of six "Super Prizes" valued at more than $4,900 each. The eligible tickets are: "Holiday Countdown," "Holiday Bonus Crossword," "Merry Crossword," "Lucky Elves Bingo," "Holiday Wishes," "Sparkling Winnings," "Betty Boop™," "Snow Bank," "Santa Games Doubler" and "Winter Bucks." To participate in Super Tech, a player must register for a free Iowa Lottery VIP Club account at ialottery.com. Registration is a one-time process. All holiday tickets entered into Super Tech will also earn players "Points For Prizes™" points that can be used in the Iowa Lottery's online store.