Iowa man celebrates second win this year

Marvin Christner, 75, of Koekuk County has won $30,000 from the Iowa Lottery, making it his second win worth $30,000 this year.

Christner, who believes dumb luck is the only factor in his winnings, operates a backhoe business as well as plow snow in winter, won his most recent prize from an Iowa Lottery Crossword scratch-off. He received the top prize of $30,000, making his win the 55th of a possible 97 top prizes. This is his second $30,000 win in 2013. Christner bought his winning ticket at Casey’s in What Cheer.

The What Cheer, IA resident won $30,000 in January playing a similar Crossword scratch-off game. He still has the winnings from that ticket in the bank. Crossword scratch-off games with the Iowa Lottery cost $3 and players win by uncovering complete words on the ticket’s puzzle. The overall odds of winning are 1 in 3.82.

Christner’s wife, Rita, insisted he share his winnings with her, suggesting they work on updating their home. Now that they have double the money with a second win, they are able to make more plans for spending and saving.

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Written by LotteryHUB News Staff Writers

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