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Two Big Winners with Iowa Lotto Bought Tickets in Marion County

Two Iowa Lottery winners were awarded big cash prizes after making purchases at separate Casey’s locations in Marion County. Ames Thudium Jr of Ottumwa won $30,000 playing the instant scratch game Crossword. He purchased his ticket in Knoxville. Richard Petersma of Pella won $250,000 in the Mega Millions game with a ticket he purchased in Pella. Lottery proceeds in Iowa have three main purposes: They provide support for veterans, help for a variety of significant projects through the
state General Fund, and backing for the Vision Iowa program who made a $1 million dollar donation to Fields for our Future which funded the new Pella Sports Park.