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Ida County Woman Wins $50,000 Lottery Prize

Valerie Edwards Wins Top Prize Playing the "Super Crossword" Scratch Game

Valerie Edwards

DES MOINES, Iowa - An Ida County woman has won a $50,000 lottery prize.

Valerie Edwards, from Arthur, claimed the eleventh of 34 top prizes of $50,000 available in the lottery's "Super Crossword" instant-scratch game.

Edwards claimed her prize Monday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Storm Lake. She purchased her winning ticket at Pronto Market, 401 E. Iowa Highway 175 in Ida Grove.

Super Crossword is a $5 scratch game. Players win a prize by uncovering at least three complete words in either puzzle or the complete bonus word in the play area on each ticket. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 3.69.

Twenty-three top prizes of $50,000 are still up for grabs in the latest Super Crossword game, as well as 53 prizes of $5,000 and hundreds of prizes of $500 and $100.

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