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Clinton Woman No Stranger To Winning The Lottery

Mae Nelson Wins $40,000 Prize in Saturday's Powerball® Drawing

Mae Nelson

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Clinton woman won a $40,000 prize in Saturday's Powerball drawing.

Mae Nelson claimed her prize Monday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids. Nelson also won a $15,000 prize playing the Betty Boop™ scratch game in October. Nelson purchased her winning Powerball ticket at Express Lane Shell, 401 Second Ave. S. in Clinton.

The winning numbers in the $40 million Powerball jackpot drawing on Saturday were: 5-14-17-20-41 and Powerball 5. Nelson won a $10,000 prize by matching four of the first five numbers and the Powerball. Because she added the Power Play® to her ticket, Nelson multiplied her win to $40,000.

No one won the jackpot in Saturday's drawing. The estimated jackpot for Wednesday is $50 million.

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 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.