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Altoona Man Wins $30,000 Lottery Prize

Brian Johnson wins in Saturday's Powerball® Drawing

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DES MOINES, Iowa - An Altoona man won a $30,000 prize in Saturday's Powerball® drawing.

Brian Johnson claimed his prize Tuesday at the Iowa Lottery's headquarters in Des Moines. He purchased his winning ticket at Git-N-Go, 1000 N.E. 56th St. in Pleasant Hill.

The winning numbers in the $82.4 million Powerball jackpot drawing on Jan. 15 were 9-13-22-23-37 and Powerball 31. The Power Play® multiplier was 3. Johnson won a $10,000 prize by matching four of the first five numbers and the Powerball. Because he added the Power Play to his ticket, Johnson multiplied his $10,000 win by three to win a $30,000 prize.

There was no jackpot winner for Saturday's 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.