Ottumwa man is $100,000 richer thanks to lottery game

Ruel Padrique, of Ottumwa (Iowa Lottery)

A southeast Iowa man has won a hefty prize playing the lottery.

Ruel Padrique, of Ottumwa, claimed the third of six top prizes of $100,000 available in the Iowa Lottery’s “$100,000 Holiday Mega Crossword” scratch game.

Padrique bought his winning ticket at Jefferson Street BP in Ottumwa.

He claimed his $100,000 winnings Friday at the lottery’s headquarters in Clive.

The $100,000 Holiday Mega Crossword game is a $10 ticket.

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