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West Branch Woman Wins $50,000 Lottery Prize

Marcia Davidson Wins Top Prize of $50,000 Playing "Holiday Bonus Crossword" Scratch Game

Marcia Davidson   Hear Marcia tell her story.

DES MOINES, Iowa - A West Branch woman couldn't believe her eyes when she sat down to scratch off her "Holiday Bonus Crossword" ticket and saw she'd won a top prize of $50,000.

Marcia Davidson, 49, sat in disbelief at her kitchen table when she discovered she'd won such a big prize playing her favorite scratch game.

"I was home by myself," Davidson said. "I kept thinking I had done something wrong."

After she counted the words a few times, Davidson called her husband to tell him the good news.

"I said, 'When you get home you need to look at this. I think I won, but I can't believe it,'" she said.

Davidson said she'd also told other family and friends, and after the initial shock they're all happy for her.

Davidson purchased her ticket at Delimart, 2410 Mormon Trek Blvd. in Iowa City. Davidson is a clerk at a convenience store in that area.

"I've got one thing I want to pay off, but most of it is going in the savings account," she said.

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.