Carlisle woman wins $300,000 in Iowa Lottery scratch game

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Katie Grenko of Carlisle won $300,000 Monday in the Iowa Lottery's Colossal Crossword scratch game.

Grenko purchased her winning ticket at the Casey's located at 2150 E. Army Post Road in Des Moines. She claimed her prize Monday at the lottery's headquarters in Clive.

Colossal Crossword is a $30 scratch game that features 19 top prizes of $300,000, 56 prizes of $10,000 and overall odds of 1 in 2.29. Grenko's was the 10th top prize won in the crossword game.

Since the Iowa Lottery started in 1985, its players have won more than $5 billion. The Lottery has raised more than $2.2 billion for state programs.

Teresa Kay Albertson covers Des Moines' southern suburbs for the Register and the Indianola Record-Herald. Reach her at talbertson@registermedia.com or 515-419-6098.

This article originally appeared on Des Moines Register: Iowa Lottery announces $300,000 scratch game winner