Ben Markey Wins Big Prize in July 30 Powerball® Drawing
DES MOINES, Iowa - A Des Moines man won a $10,000 prize in the July 30 Powerball drawing.
Ben Markey claimed his prize Friday at the Iowa Lottery's headquarters in Des Moines. He purchased his winning ticket at Quik Trip, 5169 Merle Hay Road in Johnston.
The winning numbers in the $135 million Powerball jackpot drawing on July 30 were: 20-40-41-47-55 and Powerball 19. The Power Play® multiplier was 2. Markey 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, Markey would have multiplied his $10,000 win by two to win a $20,000 prize.
There was no jackpot winner in the July 30 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.