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Laurens Man Wins $10,000 Mega Millions® Prize

Jerry Otto Wins Big Prize from Sept. 18 Mega Millions Drawing

Jerry Otto

DES MOINES, Iowa - A Laurens man won a $10,000 prize in the Sept. 18 Mega Millions drawing.

Jerry Otto claimed his prize Wednesday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Storm Lake. He purchased his winning ticket at Laurens Country Store, 211 Hwy. 10 in Laurens.

The Sept. 18 winning numbers in the $15 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing were: 5-9-22-36-49 and Mega Ball 36. The Megaplier® number that night was 3.

Otto matched four white balls and the Mega Ball to win a $10,000 prize. Had he added the Megaplier to his ticket, he would have multiplied his win to $30,000.

There was no jackpot winner in the Sept. 18 drawing. The estimated jackpot for Friday's drawing is $21 million.

Players can multiply their prizes (except the jackpot) with the Megaplier up to four times. The cost is $1 per play.

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.

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