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Southern Iowa Man Wins $50,000 Lottery Prize

Steve Everly Wins Top Prize in 'Holiday Super Crossword' Scratch Game

Steve Everly

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Bloomfield man has won a $50,000 lottery prize.

Steve Everly claimed the third of 17 top prizes of $50,000 available in the Iowa Lottery's new "Holiday Super Crossword" instant-scratch game.

Everly claimed his prize Tuesday at the lottery's headquarters in Des Moines. He purchased his winning ticket at Casey's, 346 Richmond Ave. in Ottumwa.

Holiday 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. Players who uncover 10 complete words win the game's $50,000 top prize. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 3.69.

Fourteen top prizes of $50,000 are still up for grabs in Holiday Super Crossword, as well as 30 prizes of $5,000, 45 prizes of $500 and hundreds of prizes of $100.

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