John Nelson Wins $10,000 Prize in April 4 Powerball® Drawing
DES MOINES, Iowa - A Cedar Rapids man won a $10,000 prize in the April 4 Powerball drawing.
John Nelson claimed his prize Thursday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Cedar Rapids. He purchased his winning ticket at Kwik Shop, 3301 J St. S.W. in Cedar Rapids.
The winning numbers in the $70 million Powerball jackpot drawing on April 4 were 1-24-33-45-49 and Powerball 6. Nelson 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, Nelson would have multiplied his win to $40,000.
There was no jackpot prize winner in the April 4 drawing. Wednesday's estimated Powerball jackpot is $131 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 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.