Anne Blocker Wins Big Prize in the December 26 Powerball® Drawing
DES MOINES, Iowa - A Waukon woman won a $10,000 prize in the December 26 Powerball drawing.
Anne Blocker claimed her prize Monday at the Iowa Lottery's headquarters in Des Moines. She bought her winning Powerball ticket at Kwik Star, 101 Rossville Rd. in Waukon.
The winning numbers on Dec. 26 were 32-36-37-41-53 and Powerball 30. The Power Play® multiplier was three. Blocker matched four of the first five numbers drawn and the Powerball to win a $10,000 prize. Had she added the Power Play to her ticket, Blocker would have multiplied her $10,000 win by three to win a total of $30,000.
Players can increase their prizes with the Power Play (except the jackpot) up to five times. The cost is $1 per play. The Power Play number, 2 through 5, is chosen at the beginning of the drawing indicating the amount prizes (except the jackpot) will be multiplied if that number is drawn.
For players who choose the Power Play and match five white balls (regularly a $200,000 prize), the multiplier will always be 5, so those players would win an instant $1 million.