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Parkersburg Man Ecstatic Over $50,000 Win

Tim Heine Wins Top Prize Playing the "Super Crossword" Scratch Game

Tim Heine   Hear Tim tell his story.

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Parkersburg man said he was in total shock when he discovered he'd won a top prize of $50,000 playing the lottery's "Super Crossword" instant-scratch game.

Tim Heine, 43, said he enjoys playing the Crossword games, but never thought he'd win this big.

"When I won it, I was shaking," Heine said. "I wasn't sure; I had to keep checking it."

Heine immediately called his dad to tell him the good news.

"He couldn't believe it," Heine said. "He wasn't sure."

Heine has also shared the good news with his kids; he said they were very excited as this means a vacation for them.

"They want to take a trip to California to see my family," he said.

Heine claimed his prize Friday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Mason City, just hours after winning the prize.

"I'm still shaking," he said.

Heine purchased the winning ticket at Kum & Go, 420 Sherman St. in Ackley. He plans to use some of his winnings to take his children on vacation; he said he's also thinking of purchasing a newer camper.

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