Somebody who bought a Powerball ticket in eastern Iowa for this past weekend’s drawing won’t have to worry about finding the cash to pay their Christmas credit card bills. Iowa Lottery spokeswoman Tina Potthoff says the ticket was sold at a convenience store in Clinton and is worth 800-thousand dollars.
Potthoff is keeping some details of the ticket purchase secret. She says the Lottery knows what time the ticket was purchased but that’s not being released due to security concerns, or people might try to bring in bogus tickets. Potthoff says the winning ticket was purchased at the Kwik Star on South 14th Street in Clinton. She says the winner must go the Lottery Headquarters in Des Moines to claim the prize.
Potthoff says they do not know if this was a single purchase or a group purchase of a ticket. She says it matched the five white ball numbers but missed the Powerball and -did- have the Powerplay option, boosting the prize money by a factor of four. That increases the ticket’s value from 200-thousand to 800-thousand. The winning numbers from Saturday night were: 1-24-40-49-50. The Powerball was 38. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers, the Powerball jackpot grows to an estimated 131-dollars million for Wednesday night’s drawing.