Richard Christensen Wins Big Prize in Saturday's Powerball® Drawing
DES MOINES, Iowa - A Webster County man won a $20,000 prize in Saturday's Powerball drawing.
Richard Christensen from Callender claimed his prize Tuesday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Storm Lake. He purchased his winning ticket at Casey's, 1008 Market St. in Gowrie.
The winning numbers in the $20 million Powerball jackpot drawing on Saturday were: 9-12-35-50-58 and Powerball 4. The Power Play® multiplier was 2. Christensen won a $10,000 prize by matching four of the first five numbers and the Powerball. Because he added the Power Play to his ticket, Christensen multiplied his $10,000 win by two to win a $20,000 prize.
There was no jackpot winner in Saturday's 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.