Press Room

Luck Strikes Twice for Southern Iowa Woman

Brittany Bonnett Wins Her Second Top Prize of $50,000 in 13 Months

Brittany Bonnett   Hear Brittany tell her story.

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Lottery's "Super Crossword" instant-scratch game has been very good to a southern Iowa woman who has now claimed two top prizes of $50,000.

Brittany Bonnett, 24, of Eddyville claimed the 24th of 34 top prizes of $50,000 available in the Super Crossword game. Bonnett, no stranger to winning lottery prizes, claimed her first $50,000 top prize in a similar holiday version of the Super Crossword game in December 2012.

Bonnett purchased her latest winning ticket during a recent stop for gas at Casey's, 414 Oskaloosa St. in Pella. She said she scratched off her ticket and knew right away she had a winner.

"I kept getting lots of words and I ran inside and had them check because I knew there was (at least) seven (words)," she said. "I told the lady, 'I think I won big!' She scanned it and just handed it back to me and I just ran out and left because I was so excited."

Bonnett claimed her prize Monday at the lottery's headquarters in Des Moines.

The stay-at-home mother said her lottery winnings will be used to pay for her wedding. She also said she plans to share her winnings with her family.

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.

Ten top prizes of $50,000 are still up for grabs in Super Crossword, as well as 20 prizes of $5,000, 38 prizes of $500 and hundreds of prizes of $100.

Return to top↑