Million-Dollar Prize Won In Saturday's Drawing
DES MOINES, Iowa - A lottery player who bought a Powerball ticket at a Bettendorf convenience store won a $1 million prize in Saturday's drawing. It was one of only two tickets nationwide that won a $1 million prize. The other ticket winning $1 million was sold in New Jersey.
One lucky ticket sold in Pennsylvania won Saturday's $59.9 million jackpot.
This is the ninth lottery prize of at least $1 million won in Iowa this year.
"What a great time of the year to win such a big prize," Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich said Monday. "But this isn't the only million-dollar winner we're waiting to meet."
The Lottery is still awaiting the arrival of another $1 million-winning ticket sold at Kum & Go, 1317 E. Mary St. in Ottumwa for the July 23 Powerball drawing.
And of course, the much-talked-about $16.5 million Hot Lotto jackpot-winning ticket sold at Quik Trip, 4801 N.E. 14th St. in Des Moines is still unclaimed. The deadline to claim this prize is 4 p.m. on Dec. 29.
"When our players win, we want them to claim their prizes," said Rich. "We enjoy writing these checks and changing people's lives."
The $1 million-winning ticket for Saturday's Powerball drawing was sold at QC Mart, 1402 State St. in Bettendorf. 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 $59.9 million Powerball jackpot drawing were: 9-16-17-28-30 and Powerball 11. The Power Play number was 3. Players can multiply their prizes (except the jackpot) with the Power Play. The cost is $1 per play.
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.