Million-Dollar Prize Won In Saturday's Drawing
DES MOINES, Iowa - A lottery player who bought a Powerball ticket at an Ottumwa convenience store won a $1 million prize in Saturday's drawing. It was the only ticket nationwide that won a $1 million prize.
This is the seventh lottery prize of at least $1 million won in Iowa this year.
"Iowa's luck continues as we wait to meet our seventh millionaire this year," Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich said Monday.
The $1 million-winning ticket was sold at Kum & Go, 1317 E. Mary St. in Ottumwa. The ticket originally matched the first five numbers but missed the Powerball to win a $200,000 prize in Saturday's drawing. But the player who purchased the ticket also added the Power Play® option to the winning play, which multiplied the prize to $1 million.
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 $92 million Powerball jackpot drawing were: 1-7-27-38-48 and Powerball 30. The Power Play number was 3.
Players can multiply their prizes (except the jackpot) with the Power Play. The cost is $1 per play. No one won the jackpot in Saturday’s Powerball drawing, so it climbs to an estimated $111 million for Wednesday's drawing.
Powerball and Mega Millions are both lotto games with jackpot prizes that have climbed into the hundreds of millions of dollars. Until recently, the games had been sold by separate groups of lotteries, but many states, including Iowa, began selling tickets in both games in January 2010.
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.