Emily Hartman Wins Big Prize in the May 7 Powerball Drawing
DES MOINES, Iowa - A Clive woman who purchased a ticket for the May 7 Powerball drawing has just come forward to claim a $10,000 prize.
Emily Hartman, claimed her prize June 29 at the Iowa Lottery's headquarters in Des Moines. She purchased her winning ticket at Casey's, 108 Eighth St. in West Des Moines.
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. Hartman won a $10,000 prize by matching four of the first five numbers and the Powerball. Had she added the Power Play to her ticket, Hartman would have multiplied her $10,000 win by four to win a $40,000 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.