Prize Won At Casey's Store; Lottery Waits To Meet Prize Winner
DES MOINES, Iowa - A lottery player who bought a ticket at a Boone convenience store has won a $1 million Powerball® prize.
The $1 million-winning ticket was purchased at Casey's, 1127 Story St. in Boone. It was one of two tickets nationwide to win a $1 million prize in Saturday's Powerball drawing. The other was purchased in Ohio.
It also was the second Powerball ticket in two months to win a $1 million prize in Iowa. Eric Shaffer of Marion won a $1 million Powerball prize with a Powerball ticket he purchased at a Cedar Rapids convenience store for the March 9 drawing.
The $1 million-winning ticket sold in Boone 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 Saturday's $25 million jackpot, so the prize increases to an estimated $36 million for Wednesday’s drawing.
Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich said it's always fun to see another instant millionaire in Iowa.
"The Power Play feature is definitely delivering big winners here in Iowa," Rich said.
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 Saturday's Powerball drawing were: 6-13-15-32-41 and Powerball 3. The Power Play number was 2.
Staffers at the Boone Casey's store where the $1 million winning ticket was sold said Sunday afternoon that they had not yet heard from anyone claiming to have the big ticket.
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.