First Prize in New Scratch Game Won by Oelwein Woman
Officials from the Iowa Lottery have revealed that a Fayette County woman has won a considerable amount of money, playing one of the popular scratch games.
Linda Woodward of Oelwein has won the top prize of $50,000 in the Iowa Lottery's new "Roll the Dice" scratch game.
Woodward recently bought the winning ticket at the Casey's General Store along Highway 150 in Oelwein.
Woodward travelled to the lottery's Cedar Rapids regional office to claim her $50,000 top prize. Woodward was apparently the first person to win one of the top prizes in the new $5 scratch game.
There are a total of seven top prizes, with the overall odds of 1 in 3.44 to win.
About the Iowa Lottery:
Since the lottery's start in 1985, its players have won more than $4.9 billion in prizes while the lottery has raised more than $2.1 billion for state programs.
Today, lottery proceeds help our state in multiple ways. They support Iowa veterans and their families through the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund. They help the families of Iowa peace officers, firefighters and corrections employees who die in the line of duty. And they provide help for a variety of significant projects through the state General Fund.
Two other lottery games have reached levels that are truly life-changing:
The Powerball jackpot is at $432 million for the Wednesday (tonight) drawing, and the Megamillion dollar jackpot is $405 million, with next drawing set for this Friday night.
The odds of winning the Megamillion prize are one in 302.5 million, while the odds for Powerball are one in 292.2 million.