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Iowa City Woman Wins $30,000 Lottery Prize

Norma Medina Wins Top Prize in 'Let It Snow Crossword' Game

Norma Medina

DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa City woman has won a $30,000 lottery prize.

Norma Medina claimed the 17th of 33 top prizes of $30,000 available in the Iowa Lottery's "Let It Snow Crossword" instant-scratch game.

Medina claimed her prize Thursday at the lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids. She purchased her winning ticket at Hawkeye Convenience Store, 2875 Commerce Drive in Iowa City.

Let It Snow 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.

Sixteen top prizes of $30,000 are still up for grabs in Let It Snow Crossword, as well as 28 prizes of $3,000, 366 prizes of $300 and more than 1,500 prizes of $100.

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