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Stop For Breakfast Leads To Discovery Of $10,000 Prize For Wellman Man

Richard Grimm Wins $10,000 Prize in Jan. 25 Powerball® Drawing

Richard Grimm   Hear Richard tell his story.

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Wellman man said the sound of "Woo hoo! You're a winner!" coming from the Iowa Lottery terminal was one of the best sounds he's ever heard.

Richard Grimm, 68, heard that sound when he stopped at a local convenience store for some breakfast and to check his Powerball tickets. Grimm wasn't just a winner - he was a big winner.

"I said, 'Well, I must have won a hundred dollars,'" Grimm said. "And the lady said, 'No! You won $10,000!'"

Grimm said he enjoys playing both Mega Millions® and Powerball and his dream is to one day win both jackpots. He won his $10,000 prize in the Jan. 25 Powerball drawing.

"I've been joking about that since I buy both of those tickets," Grimm said. "I don't spend a lot, but I can dream."

Grimm, who is a school bus driver, claimed his prize Thursday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids, just hours after discovering he'd won the prize.

"My wife doesn't even know yet," he said.

Grimm said he's thinking of using some of his winnings to remodel their home.

"I think this is going to end up being our new bathroom," he said with a laugh. "[My wife] has been wanting one for a while now."

Grimm purchased his winning ticket at Casey's, 700 Sixth St. in Wellman.

The winning numbers in the $122.9 million Powerball jackpot drawing on Jan. 25 were: 4-19-28-29-47 and Powerball 5. Grimm 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, Grimm would have multiplied his win to $40,000.

Players can increase their prizes with the Power Play (except the jackpot). The cost is $1 per play. Players who chose the Power Play prior to Jan. 15 and matched four white balls and the Powerball won a $10,000 prize multiplied by the number that was chosen for the Power Play. In the new $2 Powerball game, players who choose the Power Play and match four white balls and the Powerball win a $40,000 prize.

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.