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Ottumwa Woman Wins $30,000 Lottery Prize

Joanne Stivers Wins Last Top Prize in the 'Word Bank' Scratch Game

Joanne Stivers

DES MOINES, Iowa - An Ottumwa woman has claimed the last top prize of $30,000 available in the Iowa Lottery's "Word Bank" instant-scratch game.

Joanne Stivers claimed her prize Friday at the lottery's headquarters in Des Moines. She purchased her winning ticket at Casey's, 1001 E. Main St., in Ottumwa.

When the last top prize is claimed in one of the Iowa Lottery's scratch games, the game is removed from sale, so with Stivers' claim, the $3 Word Bank game has been discontinued.

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