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Big surprise for Iowa lottery players
Big surprise for Iowa lottery players

If you’ve ever played the lottery, you know that success or failure ultimately comes down to one thing: luck.

And as we all know, happiness can be a tricky business.

Take the Iowa Lottery, for example. Just last week, we saw the height of bad luck when a Powerball ticket with a $50,000 prize was voided after being unclaimed for 180 days.

This week, the pendulum of luck in the Hawkeye State is swinging in the other direction.

Samantha Faust of “Dexter” was playing the Iowa Lottery Bonus Crossword when she discovered she had a winning ticket. She counted the words on her puzzle, checked the winning legend below, and was delighted with what she thought was a very nice $3,000 win.

Bonus Crossword Scratch Card

Iowa Lottery

But that was not the case.

After downloading the Iowa Lottery app, she checked her ticket again and discovered that the maximum ten words were on her ticket, increasing her winnings from $3,000 to $30,000.

Iowa lottery winner Samantha Faust

Iowa Lottery
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By the way, your chances of taking home the game’s top prize are 1 in 119,892.36 with 17,264,500 tickets sold.

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