An 88-year-old retired bookkeeper and World War II veteran from Bismarck has won the Prizeword Puzzle.
Martin Rivinius correctly answered last week's puzzle to win $1,000.
Rivinius, who is retired from Butler Machinery, said he has been playing the puzzle since the Tribune began the contest.
"That's a pretty nice Christmas present," he said Friday.
Rivinius has lived in Bismarck since 1946, after his discharge from the U.S. Army. He served in the South Pacific.
He and his wife, LaVerne, have been married more than 65 years. She turned 86 about a week ago, he said.
When asked if he had plans for his new windfall, he said nothing came to mind immediately.
"But we do like to go to the casino," he said.
And when asked if he ever thought he would win, Rivinius answered: "Every time I mailed it in."
The last winner was Jim Rouse of Bismarck, who won it on June 16, 2010.