You never know when luck will shine down on the Quad Cities.  Stephanie didn't know that a simple stop into the Kwik Shop would have her cashing in $100,000 from the Iowa Lottery.

Stephanie Holt has won the sixth top prize in the Iowa Lottery’s “$100,000 Mega Crossword” scratch game. She purchased her winning ticket at Kwik Shop, 201 W. 53rd St. in Davenport, and claimed her prize Friday at the lottery’s Cedar Rapids regional office.

The $100,000 Mega Crossword is a $10 scratch game that features 38 top prizes of $100,000. By that math, this means there are still 32 big winners out there to be scratched in Iowa. Could there be another one floating around the Quad Cities?  We could be the Mega Crossword capital of Iowa.

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Congrats to Stephanie on winning big with the Iowa Lottery! Hopefully we can hear some more good news about other Quad City Iowa Lottery winners soon. If you are one of those big winners let us know so we can share the luck with the rest of the QC!

About the Iowa Lottery: Since the lottery's start in 1985, its players have won more than $4.8 billion in prizes while the lottery has raised more than $2.1 billion for state programs. Today, lottery proceeds help our state in multiple ways. They help Iowa veterans and their families through the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund. They help the families of Iowa peace officers, firefighters and corrections employees who die in the line of duty. And they provide help for a variety of significant projects through the state General Fund.

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