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Dubuque Woman Wins $30,000 Lottery Prize

Joan Backes Wins Top Prize in '$30,000 Crossword' Scratch Game

Joan Backes

CLIVE, Iowa — A Dubuque woman has won a $30,000 lottery prize.

Joan Backes won the fifth top prize in the Iowa Lottery's "$30,000 Crossword" scratch game. She purchased her winning ticket at Big 10 Mart, 3300 Asbury Road in Dubuque, and claimed her prize Wednesday at the lottery's Cedar Rapids 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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