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Two Council Bluffs Area Women Win $10,000 Lottery Prize

Monica Spielman and Amy McMahan Share $10,000 Prize in Wednesday's Powerball® Drawing

Amy McMahan and Monica Spielman

DES MOINES, Iowa - Two Council Bluffs area women won a $10,000 prize in Wednesday's Powerball drawing.

Monica Spielman of Council Bluffs and Amy McMahan of Omaha, NE, claimed their prize Friday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Council Bluffs. They purchased their winning ticket at Cal's Food & Gas Mart, 429 W. South Omaha Bridge Road in Council Bluffs.

The winning numbers in the $30 million Powerball jackpot drawing on Wednesday were: 2-6-34-35-47 and Powerball 22. The Power Play® multiplier was 2. Spielman and McMahan won a $10,000 prize by matching four of the first five numbers and the Powerball. Had they added the Power Play to their ticket, it would have multiplied their $10,000 win by two to win a $20,000 prize.

There was no jackpot winner in Wednesday's Powerball 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.

Winning numbers may be checked at the lottery website at www.ialottery.com or through the winning numbers' hot line at (515) 323-4633. Winning numbers may also be checked with lottery retail outlets or by calling the lottery at (515) 725-7900 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Players may visit the Iowa Lottery at 2323 Grand Ave. in Des Moines or go to one of the lottery's regional offices in Council Bluffs, Storm Lake, Mason City or Cedar Rapids to claim prizes.