(Ottumwa)— Another Ottumwa resident has won a big prize in the Iowa Lottery. Joanne Stivers claimed 30-thousand dollars from the Iowa Lottery Headquarters in Des Moines.
Stivers won the prize after winning Iowa Lottery’s “Word Bank” instant scratch game. She purchased her winning ticket at Casey’s general store at 1001 East Main street in Ottumwa.
When the last top prize is claimed in one of the Iowa Lottery’s scratch games, the game is removed from sale, so with Stivers’ claim, the $3 Word Bank game has been retired.