Brian Perdue Wins $10,000 Prize in March 10 Powerball® Drawing
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DES MOINES, Iowa - A Council Bluffs man started his Monday off right when he discovered he'd won a $10,000 prize in the March 10 Powerball drawing.
Brian Perdue, 46, said he checks his Powerball numbers on Monday mornings before starting work at his Suzuki car dealership in Council Bluffs.
"I went over it two or three times and knew it had to be worth something," Perdue said. "I punched it into the computer and it came up that I won $10,000!"
Perdue said it was hard to believe he'd won such a big prize.
"I never expected to win," he said.
Perdue told his wife, Yvette, the big news. He also shared it with his coworkers and everyone was excited.
After discovering his win March 12, Perdue headed straight for the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Council Bluffs to claim his prize. He purchased his winning ticket at Darrah's, 3607 Ninth Ave. in Council Bluffs.
"We don't have any plans yet other than to put it in the bank," Perdue said.
The winning numbers in the $40 million Powerball jackpot drawing on March 10 were: 5-14-17-20-41 and Powerball 5. Perdue 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, Perdue would have multiplied his win to $40,000.
There was no jackpot prize winner in the March 10 drawing.
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.