North Platte Man Wins $35,000 Playing Bonus Crossword
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MILLION BACK TO
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Leo Elm September 25, 2013 – Leo Elm of North Platte won $35,000 playing the $3 Scratch game Anniversary Bonus Crossword from the Nebraska Lottery.

Elm purchased his winning Anniversary Bonus Crossword ticket at Casey’s General Store, 1401 East 4th Street in North Platte. Scratching the ticket, he revealed 10 complete words for the $35,000 top prize.

There were three $35,000 top prizes available in Anniversary Bonus Crossword. Elm was the third person to claim a top prize in the game.

While claiming his prize on August 8, Elm told Nebraska Lottery officials that he had a feeling there was something special about his ticket when he started scratching it off. “I had all the vowels, so I thought something was up,” said Elm. “I think I counted the words on the ticket about 20 times.” Elm plans to purchase some new fishing gear with his winnings.

Anniversary Bonus Crossword was a $3 Scratch game that offered players the chance to win $2.7 million in cash prizes from $3 to $35,000. The odds of winning the $35,000 top prize in Anniversary Bonus Crossword were 1 in 480,000, while the overall odds were 1 in 3.41.