A Council Bluffs man started his Monday off right when he discovered he’d won a $10,000 prize in the March 10 Powerball drawing.
Brian Perdue, 46, said he checks his Powerball numbers on Monday mornings before starting work at his Suzuki car dealership in Council Bluffs.
“I went over it two or three times and knew it had to be worth something,” Perdue said. “I punched it into the computer and it came up that I won $10,000!”
Perdue said it was hard to believe he’d won such a big prize.
“I never expected to win,” he said.
Perdue told his wife, Yvette, the big news. He also shared it with his coworkers and everyone was excited.
After discovering his win March 12, Perdue headed straight for the Iowa Lottery’s regional office in Council Bluffs to claim his prize. He purchased his winning ticket at Darrah’s, 3607 Ninth Ave. in Council Bluffs.
“We don’t have any plans yet other than to put it in the bank,” Perdue said.
The winning numbers in the $40 million Powerball jackpot drawing on March 10 were: 5-14-17-20-41 and Powerball 5. Perdue won a $10,000 prize by matching four of the first five numbers and the Powerball. Had he added the Power Play® to his ticket, Perdue would have multiplied his win to $40,000.
There was no jackpot prize winner in the March 10 drawing.