Todd Waddell Wins Big Prize in Saturday's Powerball® Drawing
DES MOINES, Iowa - A Johnston man purchased a Powerball ticket for Saturday's drawing and ended up winning a $10,000 prize.
Todd Waddell claimed his prize Tuesday at the Iowa Lottery's headquarters in Des Moines. He purchased his winning ticket at Casey's, 2905 W. First St. in Ankeny.
The winning numbers in the $121 million Powerball jackpot drawing on Saturday were: 2-8-40-49-50 and Powerball 36. The Power Play® multiplier was 3. Waddell 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, Waddell would have multiplied his $10,000 win by three to win a $30,000 prize.
There was no jackpot winner in 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.