Atkins woman wins $25,000 lottery prize

by jmagdefrau on January 11, 2012

Susan Stallman wins top prize playing “Lucky Elves Bingo” scratch game.

DES MOINES – An Atkins woman won a $25,000 prize playing the lottery’s “Lucky Elves Bingo” instant-scratch game.

Susan Stallman claimed her prize Monday at the Iowa Lottery’s regional office in Cedar Rapids. She purchased her winning ticket at D J C-Stores, 188 Parkridge Road in Atkins.

Lucky Elves Bingo was a $2 scratch game. Players tried to match any complete horizontal, vertical or diagonal line, four corners, or an “X” pattern on one of the four Bingo cards to win the corresponding prize in the prize arrow that points to their card. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game were 1 in 3.82.

Players have until noon on Jan. 23 to enter the “Super Tech” promotion this holiday season. All ten holiday instant-scratch tickets can be entered online for a chance to win one of 250 Sony® tech prizes or one of six “Super Prizes” valued at more than $4,900 each. The eligible tickets are: “Holiday Countdown,” “Holiday Bonus Crossword,” “Merry Crossword,” “Lucky Elves Bingo,” “Holiday Wishes,” “Sparkling Winnings,” “Betty Boop™,” “Snow Bank,” “Santa Games Doubler” and “Winter Bucks.” To participate in Super Tech, a player must register for a free Iowa Lottery VIP Club account at Registration is a one-time process. All holiday tickets entered into Super Tech will also earn players “Points For Prizes™” points that can be used in the Iowa Lottery’s online store.

Since the lottery’s start in 1985, its players have won more than $2.8 billion in prizes while the lottery has raised more than $1.3 billion for the state programs that benefit all Iowans.

Today, lottery proceeds in Iowa have three main purposes: They provide support for veterans, help for a variety of significant projects through the state General Fund, and backing for the Vision Iowa program, which was implemented to create tourism destinations and community attractions in the state and build and repair schools.



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