Someone is a million dollars richer after buying a Powerball ticket in central Iowa. Iowa Lottery spokesperson Mary Neubauer says the ticket was for last night’s drawing. It was sold at the Hy-Vee Gas station located at 4910 Maple Drive in Pleasant Hill, a Des Moines suburb.
The player who purchased the ticket will need to claim their prize at lottery headquarters in Des Moines. "The ticket matched the first five numbers but missed the Powerball to win a $200,000 prize and then whomever purchased the ticket added the Power Play option, so that automatically multiplied that prize up to a million dollars," Neubauer said.
There are at least five other million dollar winners around the country from last night’s drawing, but a Powerball ticket sold in Columbia, South Carolina matched all six numbers to win the jackpot worth nearly $260 million.
Another ticket sold in Iowa for last night’s drawing narrowly missed matching all six numbers. Neubauer says that ticket matched four of the first five numbers and also matched the Powerball for a prize of $10,000.
"That ticket was sold at a Kum and Go in Grinnell. The specific address is 1002 West Street in Grinnell," Neubauer said. Powerball is played in 30 states.