Wins $30,000 lottery prize …

A northeast Iowa man said a store clerk was more excited than he was about winning the lottery. Lyle Mohwinkle of Waukon (pictured above) claimed the 26th of 91 top prizes of $30,000 available in the Iowa Lottery’s “Bonus Crossword” scratch game. Mohwinkle said he bought his winning ticket Saturday, May 6 at Huba Huba in Waukon and scratched it off before leaving the store. Mohwinkle, a frequent customer of the store, said he knew he won a big prize and had a store clerk double-check his work.

“The gal that sold it to me says, ‘How’s it looking?’” Mohwinkle told lottery employees Monday, May 8 as he claimed his prize at the lottery’s regional office in Mason City. “And I said, ‘Well, you better check it.’ She just about fainted.”
Mohwinkle said he plans to use a majority of his winnings to pay bills and save the rest for a vacation. Bonus Crossword is a scratch game. More details about how to play this game and the number of prizes still up for grabs can be found on the Iowa Lottery’s website, Submitted photo.

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