Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in central Iowa is the state’s newest multi-millionaire. A single ticket, sold at a Des Moines grocery store, matched all six numbers in last night’s (Wednesday) Powerball drawing.
It’s worth more than 113-million dollars and Iowa Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer says it’s a record-setter for the Hawkeye State. Neubauer says it’s the largest-ever jackpot-winner sold in Iowa, by far, with the previous record of 31-point-eight million dollars, sold in January of 2000.
She says “This definitely takes it to a new level.” Last night’s winner was sold at the Dahl’s store on Beaver Avenue in Des Moines. Neubauer says the jackpot of 113-point-two million dollars is certainly in the “lifechanging” realm.
She advises the person to take their time, consult with a lawyer or a financial planner, and get their affairs in order before they come in to claim the prize. Neubauer says this is the fifth jackpot-winning Powerball ticket sold in Iowa since the game began.
The last time an Iowan won the Powerball was in October of 2004. Jacquelyn Moore won 14-point-four million on a ticket purchased in Carter Lake.
As for last night’s prize, the Dahl’s store will get a ten-thousand dollar bonus. It’s the 87th time a ticket purchased in Iowa has been worth more than one-million dollars. Also last night, someone who bought a Powerball ticket at the Casey’s store on Eighth Street in Altoona matched five of the six numbers — which is worth 200-thousand dollars.