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Cedar Rapids Woman Wins $30,000 Lottery Prize

Linda Filkohazi Wins Top Prize Playing the "Crossword" Scratch Game

Linda Filkohazi

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Cedar Rapids woman has won a $30,000 lottery prize.

Linda Filkohazi claimed the 43rd of 97 top prizes of $30,000 available in the lottery's "Crossword" instant-scratch game.

Filkohazi claimed her prize Thursday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids. She purchased her winning ticket at Fareway, 4220 16th Ave. SW in Cedar Rapids.

Crossword is a $3 scratch game. Players win a prize by uncovering at least three complete words in the ticket's puzzle. If a player uncovers 10 words, he/she wins $30,000. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 3.82.

Fifty-four top prizes of $30,000 are still up for grabs in Crossword, as well as 76 prizes of $3,000 and thousands more prizes of $300 and $100.

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