DES MOINES A Marshalltown man has won a $30,000 lottery prize.
David Hernandez Mendoza claimed the 88th of 97 top prizes of $30,000 available in the Iowa Lottery's "Crossword" instant-scratch game.
Mendoza claimed his prize Monday at the lottery's headquarters in Des Moines. He purchased his winning ticket at Casey's, 1402 S. 12th Ave. in Marshalltown.
David Hernandez Mendoza Wins Top Prize Playing “Crossword” Scratch Game.
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.
Nine top prizes of $30,000 are still up for grabs in Crossword (game #756), as well as six prizes of $3,000, 87 prizes of $300 and hundreds of prizes of $100.