DES MOINES, Iowa -- A Cherokee man won the top prize of $30,000 playing the "Crossword" instant-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 in the game are about 1 in 4.
Nine prizes of $30,000 are still up for grabs in Crossword as well as 10 prizes of $3,000, 150 prizes of $300 as well as more than 700 prizes of $100.
Since the Iowa Lottery's start in 1985, its players have won more than $2.4 billion in prizes while the lottery has raised nearly $1.2 billion for state programs. For more information about how lottery proceeds have helped make Iowa a better place to live, go to www.ialottery.com.