Kelvin Zieser Wins in Wednesday's Powerball® Drawing
DES MOINES, Iowa - A Guthrie Center man won a $40,000 prize in Wednesday's Powerball drawing.
Kelvin Zieser claimed his prize Thursday at the Iowa Lottery's headquarters in Des Moines. He purchased his winning ticket at Hometown Foods, 200 State St. in Guthrie Center.
The winning numbers in the $65.6 million Powerball jackpot drawing on Wednesday were: 7-11-39-42-51 and Powerball 30. The Power Play® multiplier was 4. Zieser 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, Zieser multiplied his $10,000 win by four to win a $40,000 prize.
There was no jackpot winner for Wednesday'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.