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Nora Springs Man Wins $10,000 Lottery Prize

Gerald Hinkel wins in Dec. 29 Powerball® Drawing

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Nora Springs man won a $10,000 prize in the Dec. 29 Powerball® drawing.

Gerald Hinkel claimed his prize Monday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Mason City. He purchased his winning ticket at Casey's, 14 E. Congress St. in Nora Springs.

The winning numbers in the $20 million Powerball jackpot drawing on Dec. 29 were 3-16-18-20-37 and Powerball 30. The Power Play® multiplier was 2. Hinkel won a $10,000 prize by matching four of the first five numbers and the Powerball. Had he added the Power Play to his ticket, Hinkel would have multiplied his $10,000 win by two to win a $20,000 prize.

There was no jackpot winner for the Dec. 29 drawing.

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.