Prize Won At Casey's Store; Lottery Waits To Meet Prize Winner
DES MOINES, Iowa - Someone who bought a ticket at a Cedar Rapids convenience store has won a $1 million Powerball® prize.
The $1 million-winning ticket was sold at Casey's, 588 Boyson Road N.E. in Cedar Rapids. It was one of two tickets nationwide that won a $1 million prize in Wednesday's Powerball drawing. The other was sold in Tennessee.
The $1 million-winning ticket originally matched the first five numbers but missed the Powerball to win a $200,000 prize. But the player who purchased the ticket also added the Power Play® option to the winning play, which multiplied the prize to $1 million. No one won Wednesday's $39.5 million jackpot, so the prize increases to an estimated $54 million for Saturday's drawing.
Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich said it's exciting to see another instant millionaire in Iowa.
"Powerball is certainly known for its big jackpots, but our players want the chance to play for other significant prizes as well," Rich said. "The Power Play feature is definitely delivering big winners here in Iowa."
If your ticket matches the first five numbers in a Powerball drawing and you've added the Power Play, the prize you'll win is always $1 million, no matter what the Power Play number is for that drawing.
The winning numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing were: 12-20-28-40-48 and Powerball 8. The Power Play number was 2.
Carrie Remington, manager at the Casey's store, was excited to hear that her location had sold a ticket winning a big prize.
"That's great news!" she said Thursday morning. "This will be a lot of fun."
Prizes of $1 million must be claimed at Iowa Lottery headquarters in Des Moines. Players can claim prizes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. If the winner or winners need information before coming forward to claim the prize, they are invited to call the lottery at 515-725-7900.
Winning numbers may be checked on the lottery website at www.ialottery.com or through the winning numbers hot line at (515) 323-4633. Winning numbers may also be checked with lottery retail outlets or by calling the lottery at (515) 725-7900 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.