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Davenport Man Celebrates Baby Boy, Wins $30,000 Lottery Prize

Brandon Clark Wins Top Prize Playing the "Crossword" Scratch Game

Brandon Clark   Hear Brandon tell his story.

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Davenport man was feeling pretty good after finding out his girlfriend is pregnant with a baby boy, so he decided to pick up a few "Crossword" scratch tickets and ended up winning a top prize of $30,000.

Brandon Clark, 28, said he stopped into Tobacco Outlet Plus at 4619 Brady St. in Davenport to pick up a few things for breakfast and bought some scratch tickets as well.

"I stopped for a pop and didn't want to use my debit card for a dollar, so I got a Crossword too," Clark said. "All of a sudden there was just a bunch of words that kept coming."

Clark woke up his girlfriend, Jodi Moore, to tell her the big news.

"She told me to go back to the gas station to have it checked and calm down," Clark said.

Clark, who works construction in Wyoming, Iowa, said he's planning to use some of his winnings to plan for the birth of his son.

"We're just going to save it and see what we need," he said as he claimed his prize Thursday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids.

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