He won some small prizes on the first three tickets he bought in the game, but it was the fourth one that was a doozy! It brought Cody Heaberlin of Cedar Rapids one of the $300,000 top prizes in the “Colossal Crossword” scratch game.
Heaberlin said he at first thought he’d won a $10,000 prize, but when he had his ticket checked at a local gas station, the clerk told him that he’d won a lot more than that. He said he thought she was messing with him at first! Heaberlin claimed the second of eight top prizes available in the game.
He said that he and his wife just recently bought a home, so a big chunk of the winnings will go toward paying the house off right away.