$2 Million Powerball Winner In Iowa, Jackpot Winning Ticket Sold In Jersey

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

No one in Iowa won Powerball's $338.3-million jackpot Saturday night, but a winning ticket worth $2 million was sold in Oskaloosa.

The winning numbers were 17-29-31-52-53 and Powerball 31.

Iowa lottery officials say the $2 million winning ticket matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball. The ticket was worth $2 million because the buyer purchased a power play option to double the prize.

Shelby Sharp, who works at the Kum & Go that sold the winner, said Sunday morning no one had contacted the store about claiming their winnings yet.

Four other tickets sold in Iowa are worth $10,000 because they matched four numbers. Those were sold in Council Bluffs, Donnellson, Davenport and Des Moines.

The overall jackpot-winning ticket was sold in New Jersey. It is worth $338.3 million if the rightful owner claims the annuity option for the prize. If the winner chooses the cash option, which most winners do, then the prize would be $221 million minus taxes. It was the sixth largest jackpot in history.

New Jersey Lottery officials were not expected to release details about the winning ticket until Monday. That would presumably include where in the state the ticket was sold.

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