Norma Swaim Wins Big Prize in the July 17 Powerball® Drawing
DES MOINES, Iowa - A Canadian woman was traveling through Indianola when she bought a Powerball ticket and ended up winning a $10,000 prize.
Norma Swaim claimed her prize Monday at the Iowa Lottery's headquarters in Des Moines. She purchased her winning ticket at Jiffy, 311 N. Jefferson Way in Indianola.
The winning numbers for the $25.6 million jackpot on July 17 were 22-27-35-37-45 and Powerball 3. The Power Play® multiplier was four. Swaim 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, Swaim would have multiplied her $10,000 win by four to win a total of $40,000.
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.