Duane Alitz Wins Top Prize Playing "Merry Crossword" Holiday Scratch Game
DES MOINES, Iowa - A Des Moines man won a top prize of $30,000 playing the lottery's "Merry Crossword" instant-scratch game.
Duane Alitz claimed his prize Monday at the Iowa Lottery's headquarters in Des Moines. He purchased his winning ticket at Quik Trip, 3941 S.E. 14th St. in Des Moines.
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.