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Dubuque Woman Wins $50,000 Lottery Prize

Betty Coohey Claims Top Prize in 'Holiday Super Crossword' Scratch Game

Betty Coohey

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Dubuque woman has won a $50,000 lottery prize.

Betty Coohey claimed the 10th of 17 top prizes of $50,000 available in the Iowa Lottery's "Holiday Super Crossword" instant-scratch game.

Coohey claimed her prize Tuesday at the lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids. She purchased her winning ticket at Road Ranger, 2175 Central Ave. in Dubuque.

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 one of the game's $50,000 top prizes. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are 1 in 3.69.

Seven top prizes of $50,000 are still up for grabs in Holiday Super Crossword, as well as 19 prizes of $5,000, 27 prizes of $500 and hundreds of prizes of $100.

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