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Dubuque Man Discovers $10,000 Prize Instantly

Randy Sindt Wins Big Prize in July 9 Powerball® Drawing

Randy Sindt   Hear Randy tell his story.

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Dubuque man was really happy he decided to watch the July 9 Powerball drawing on TV.

Randy Sindt, 48, said he had his ticket in his hand while he watched the July 9 Powerball drawing. He was shocked when he realized he'd matched five numbers, landing him a $10,000 prize.

"It was excellent, definitely," Sindt said.

Sindt, who is a salesman, said he's a regular Powerball player, but never expected to win a prize of this magnitude.

He said he's already got plans for his winnings.

"I have four boys, so I'm going to put it toward their college funds," he said.

Sindt said he plans to continue playing in hopes of winning big again someday.

Sindt claimed his prize Thursday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids. He purchased his winning ticket at Pioneer's Rest Area, 4900 Old Highway Road in Dubuque.

The winning numbers in the $36.1 million Powerball jackpot drawing on July 9 were: 1-9-11-23-31 and Powerball 6. The Power Play® multiplier was 3. Sindt 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, Sindt would have multiplied his $10,000 win by three to win a $30,000 prize.

There was no jackpot winner in the July 9 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.