Davenport residents win thousands from Lottery

2012-03-01T15:51:00Z 2012-03-01T16:21:18Z Davenport residents win thousands from LotteryTimes staff The Quad-City Times
March 01, 2012 3:51 pm  • 

Two Davenport residents have won big prizes from the Iowa Lottery.

Joyce Schurke, 59, scratched her “Crossword” ticket and counted nine words, which would pay a $3,000 prize. She actually had 10 words and won a top prize of $30,000.

Schurke, who is a school bus driver, said when she discovered she had won much more than she originally thought, she was so shocked that she started to shake.

Schurke said she plans to use some of her winnings to pay bills and is still thinking about how to use the rest. She purchased her winning ticket at Casey’s, 222 Front St., Buffalo.

Crossword is a $3 scratch game. Forty-three top prizes of $30,000 are still up for grabs in Crossword.

The other winner, Steve Hoftender, 50, was going to buy one “Lifetime Riches” scratch game ticket at Tobacco Outlet Plus, 2312 State St., Bettendorf. But there were two left, so he bought both of them. It brought him a $10,000 prize.

Hoftender, who manages a car wash in Davenport, said he plans to use some of his winnings to remodel a room in their home. He claimed his prize Feb. 23 at the Iowa Lottery’s regional office in Cedar Rapids.

Lifetime Riches is a $20 scratch game. Two top prizes of $1 million are still up for grabs in Lifetime Riches.

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