Dan Mack Wins Prize in Saturday's Powerball® Drawing
DES MOINES, Iowa - A Cedar Rapids college student who bought a couple lottery tickets after turning 21 won a $10,000 prize in Saturday's Powerball drawing.
Dan Mack said he first thought he'd won the prize when he checked his numbers on the Iowa Lottery's website but wasn't absolutely sure until he claimed his prize Monday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids.
"Actually this is the second ticket I've ever bought. The first ticket I bought I won $4," Mack said. "So I bought another one with that money and turns out I won $10,000."
Only those 21 and older can buy lottery tickets in Iowa. So, after celebrating his 21st birthday, Mack said he bought a couple tickets.
Mack said he'd shared the news of his big win with his family and friends, all of whom were really excited for him.
Mack, who works at St. Luke's Hospital and is a student at Kirkwood Community College, said he feels extremely lucky and plans to keep playing Powerball. He plans to invest his winnings and save up to buy a house.
Mack purchased his winning ticket at Casey's, 20 Miller Ave. S.W. in Cedar Rapids.
The winning numbers in Saturday's $128.6 million Powerball jackpot drawing were 7-12-23-34-38 and Powerball 33. The Power Play® multiplier was 4. Mack won a $10,000 prize by matching four of the first five numbers and the Powerball. Had he added the Power Play to his ticket, Mack would have multiplied his $10,000 win by four to win a $40,000 prize.
Someone who bought a ticket in Michigan won Saturday's Powerball jackpot.