Michael Griffith Wins a Big Prize in Powerball® Drawing
DES MOINES, Iowa - A West Des Moines man purchased a Powerball ticket for the April 6 drawing and ended up winning a $10,000 prize.
Michael Griffith claimed his prize Friday at the Iowa Lottery's headquarters in Des Moines.
He purchased the winning ticket Kum & Go, 196 S. 50th St. in West Des Moines.
The winning numbers in the $221.7 million Powerball jackpot drawing on April 6 were 10-18-41-55-56 and Powerball 15. The Power Play® multiplier was 2. Griffith 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, Griffith would have multiplied his $10,000 win by two 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.
The $221.7 million Powerball jackpot was won in Indiana in the April 6 drawing.