Original $10,000 Prize Multiplied To $100,000 With Power Play 10X Promo
DES MOINES, Iowa - A Powerball player who bought a ticket in eastern Iowa has winnings times 10. The lucky ticket sold in Sabula originally won a $10,000 prize in Saturday's drawing, but the player also added the Power Play® option to the winning play, which multiplied the prize to $100,000 as part of a limited-time promotion.
The Powerball 10X Promotion began with the drawing on May 1 and continued through Saturday. Here's how the 10X feature worked: The Power Play option normally gives Powerball players the chance to multiply their non-jackpot Powerball prizes by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times for an additional $1 per play. At the beginning of each Powerball drawing, an animated spinner presents that night's multiplier number.
During the promotion, one of the 5X multipliers in the Power Play feature was replaced with a 10X. When the 10X was selected in Saturday's drawing, that meant prizes with the Power Play option were multiplied by 10 times. (Jackpot prizes are not eligible for the Power Play.)
The $100,000-winning ticket was sold at the Hop N Shop, 416 Broad St. in Sabula. The ticket matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball in Saturday’s $45.7 million jackpot drawing. The winning numbers that night were: 9-12-13-35-38 and Powerball 30. The Power Play number was 10.
No one won the jackpot Saturday, so it climbs to an estimated $60 million for Wednesday's drawing.
The 10X promotion had been scheduled for just the month of May, but because the multiplier of 10 was not selected during that time, the promo continued until the 10 was drawn.
As of Monday morning, no one had claimed the $100,000-winning ticket. The prize must be claimed at one of the Iowa Lottery's offices, which are in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Mason City, Storm Lake and Council Bluffs.
Iowa Lottery players won a total of 10,844 prizes ranging from $3 up to $100,000 in Saturday's drawing.