Rick Wadle Wins Big Prize in May 7 Powerball® Drawing
DES MOINES, Iowa - A Pocahontas County man won a $10,000 prize in the May 7 Powerball drawing.
Rick Wadle from Fonda claimed his prize May 12 at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Storm Lake. He purchased his winning ticket at Sparky's One Stop Shop, 410 W. Hwy. 7 in Newell.
The winning numbers in the $51 million Powerball jackpot drawing on May 7 were: 2-11-27-47-55 and Powerball 15. The Power Play® multiplier was 4. Wadle 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, Wadle would have multiplied his $10,000 win by four to win a $40,000 prize.
There was no jackpot winner in the May 7 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.