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Linn County Man Claims $10,000 Powerball® Prize

Matt Yamilkoski Wins Big Prize in the May 21 Powerball Drawing

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Linn County man who purchased a ticket for the May 21 Powerball drawing has just come forward to claim a $10,000 prize.

Matt Yamilkoski of Toddville claimed his prize Monday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids. He purchased his winning ticket at Casey's, 501 Sixth St. S.W., in Cedar Rapids.

The winning numbers in the $121 million Powerball jackpot drawing on May 21 were: 2-8-40-49-50 and Powerball 36. The Power Play® multiplier was 3. Yamilkoski 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, Yamilkoski would have multiplied his $10,000 win by three to win a $30,000 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.