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Ottumwa Man Wins $100,000 Lottery Prize

Ruel Padrique Claims Top Prize In '$100,000 Holiday Mega Crossword' Scratch Game

Ruel Padrique

CLIVE, Iowa – An Ottumwa man has claimed a $100,000 lottery prize.

Ruel Padrique claimed the third of six top prizes of $100,000 available in the Iowa Lottery's "$100,000 Holiday Mega Crossword" scratch game.

Padrique bought his winning ticket at Jefferson Street BP, 533 N. Jefferson St. in Ottumwa, and claimed his prize Friday at the lottery's headquarters in Clive.

The $100,000 Holiday Mega Crossword game is a $10 ticket. More details about how to play this game, and number of prizes still up for grabs in it can be found on the Iowa Lottery's website,

The $100,000 Holiday Mega Crossword game is one of 11 holiday tickets that can be entered online or via our new mobile app in the "Secret Santa" Play It Again® promotion from now through 8:59 a.m. Dec. 28 for a chance to win cash prizes. For rules and complete details, visit

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