Cherokee woman wins $30,000 lottery prize


A Northwest Iowa woman has won a $30,000 lottery prize.

Tamara Blackburn of Cherokee won the 49th top prize in the Iowa Lottery’s “$30,000 Crossword” scratch game. She purchased her winning ticket at Cherokee Convenience, 114 S. Second St. in Cherokee, and claimed her prize Tuesday at the lottery’s Storm Lake regional office.

The $30,000 Crossword game is a $3 scratch game that features 151 top prizes of $30,000 and overall odds of 1 in 3.52. For more information about this game, and the number of prizes still available, visit


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