Craig Van Wyk Wins Big Prize in Saturday's Powerball® Drawing
DES MOINES, Iowa - A Colfax man won a $40,000 prize in Saturday's Powerball® drawing.
Craig Van Wyk claimed his prize Monday at the Iowa Lottery's headquarters in Des Moines. He purchased his winning ticket at Kum & Go, 1200 N. Walnut St. in Colfax.
The winning numbers in the $129 million Powerball jackpot drawing on Saturday were: 4-10-11-19-33 and Powerball 27. The Power Play® multiplier was 4. Van Wyk 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, Van Wyk multiplied his $10,000 win by four to win a $40,000 prize.
There was no jackpot winner in Saturday's drawing. Wednesday's estimated jackpot is $153 million.
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.