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Mason City Woman Wins $10,000 Lottery Prize

Jean Vermedal wins in Dec. 18 Powerball® Drawing

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Mason City woman won a $10,000 prize in the Dec. 18 Powerball® drawing.

Jean Vermedal claimed her prize Wednesday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Mason City. Vermedal purchased her winning ticket at Hy-Vee, 551 S. Illinois St. in Mason City.

The winning numbers in the $25 million Powerball jackpot drawing on Dec. 18 were 4-11-19-33-43 and Powerball 14. The Power Play® multiplier was 4. Vermedal won a $10,000 prize by matching four of the first five numbers and the Powerball. Had she added the Power Play to her ticket, Vermedal would have multiplied her $10,000 win by four to win a $40,000 prize.

Two tickets purchased for the Dec. 18 drawing matched all six numbers to win the jackpot. Those tickets were purchased in Illinois and Kentucky.

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.