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Dubuque County Couple Wins $10,000

Dean and Leona Lehman Win a Big Prize in May 25 Powerball® Drawing

Dean and Leona Lehman   Hear the Lehman's tell their story.

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Dubuque County couple purchased a Powerball ticket for the May 25 drawing and ended up winning a $10,000 prize.

Dean and Leona Lehman of Epworth claimed their prize Wednesday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Mason City.

Dean, 51, works for Boden Electric, and Leona, also 51, works for Modenfold, Inc.

The Lehmans checked their Powerball ticket online and it showed they won $10,000.

"I couldn't believe my eyes and I called my wife in to take a second look," Dean said. "We didn't know what to say at that point."

The couple hasn't shared the news with too many people yet.

"A couple of our children and that's about it," Dean said.

The Lehmans plan to use the winnings to help out with a family wedding or some home improvements.

"I have a son getting married next year, so we're thinking possibly there, or putting an addition on our house," Dean said.

The Lehmans said they will continue to play Powerball.

"Gotta have dreams, right!" Dean said.

The Lehmans purchased the ticket at Quik N Handi, 206 S. Center Ave. in Epworth.

The winning numbers in the $144 million Powerball jackpot drawing on May 25 were: 4-23-31-42-50 and Powerball 23. The Power Play® multiplier was 2. The Lehmans won a $10,000 prize by matching four of the first five numbers and the Powerball. Had they added the Power Play to their ticket, they would have multiplied their $10,000 win by 2 to win a $20,000 prize.

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.