OTTUMWA — The Iowa Lottery announced Friday an Ottumwa woman was a big winner in a scratch-off game.
Maria Alvarado won $50,000 in the “5 of Hearts” game. The win was one of eight top prizes. While Alvarado lives in Ottumwa, she bought the $5 ticket in Pleasant Hill and claimed her prize at the lottery headquarters on Monday.
The lottery said Alvarado’s ticket was the first top prize in the game.