Latest Big Prize Won With Ticket Purchased At Kum & Go in Tipton
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa's string of big prizes in the Powerball game continues: Someone who bought a ticket at an eastern Iowa convenience store won a $1 million prize in Saturday night's drawing.
The latest big-winning ticket, sold at Kum & Go, 2050 Iowa Highway 38 in Tipton, came close to winning a share of Saturday's $130.3 million jackpot, matching the first five numbers but missing the Powerball. A ticket sold in New York matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing to win the jackpot.
Saturday's winning numbers were: 10-29-37-44-59 and Powerball 10. The Tipton ticket was one of five across the country that each won a $1 million prize that night.
Prizes of $1 million must be claimed at Iowa Lottery headquarters in Des Moines. The lottery's offices are closed on weekends, so the earliest the winner or winners will be able to claim the prize is Monday. If the winner or winners need information before coming forward to claim the prize, they are invited to call the lottery at 515-725-7900.
Jill Proctor, a sales associate working Sunday morning at the Tipton Kum & Go, said the store had not yet heard from anyone who might be the big winner.
"Oh, my gosh! That is awesome news," Proctor said when she learned that her store had sold the $1 million-winning ticket. Kum & Go will receive a $1,000 bonus from the lottery for the $1 million-winning ticket being sold at its Tipton store.
It's the second $1 million-winning Powerball ticket sold in Iowa in as many months: A Sheldon couple claimed a $1 million Powerball prize with their ticket from the Oct. 5 drawing.
Players in $2 Powerball choose their first five numbers from a pool of 59, and another number - called the Powerball -- from a separate pool of 35. The Power Play® option is available for an extra $1 per play.
Since getting its start in April 1992 in 15 states with jackpots that started at a guaranteed $2 million, Powerball has grown into one of the world's biggest and most recognizable lottery games. Today Powerball is played by 45 lotteries across the country with drawings at 9:59 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Winning numbers may be checked on 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.