Someone who bought a Powerball® ticket at a Forest City store won a $2 million prize in Monday’s drawing. It is Iowa’s second big Powerball win this year.
The $2 million-winning ticket was purchased at Casey’s, 1132 Highway 69 S. in Forest City. The ticket came within one number of winning Monday’s $403.9 million jackpot.
The ticket initially matched the first five numbers but missed the Powerball to win a $1 million prize. But whoever bought the ticket also added the Power Play® option to the purchase, which multiplies the prize at the Match 5 level to $2 million. The Forest City ticket was the only one in the country to win a $2 million prize in Monday’s drawing.
Monday’s winning numbers were: 3-6-11-17-22 and Powerball 11. The Power Play number was 2. No one matched all six numbers to win the jackpot, so the big prize climbs to an estimated $420 million annuity ($215.2 million lump-sum option) for Wednesday.
Casey’s will receive a $2,000 bonus from the Iowa Lottery for selling the $2 million-winning ticket.
Prizes of $2 million must be claimed at Iowa Lottery headquarters in Clive. The lottery’s offices are open Monday through Friday, and prize claims are currently available by appointment. The winner or winners of the Forest City prize can call the lottery at 515-725-7900 to make an appointment to claim it.
In January, a northeast Iowa couple claimed a $2 million Powerball prize. Karla and Keith Elenz of New Hampton had purchased their ticket at a local convenience store for the Jan. 10 drawing.
Powerball prizes won in Iowa must be claimed within 365 days of the drawing for which they were won. The lottery reminds players to double-check their tickets for any prize they may have won.
Players in $2 Powerball choose their first five numbers from a pool of 69, and another number – called the Powerball – from a separate pool of 26. The Power Play option is available for an extra $1 per play.
Since getting its start in April 1992 in 15 states with jackpots that started at a guaranteed $2 million, Powerball has grown into one of the world’s biggest and most recognizable lottery games. Today Powerball is played by 48 lotteries across the country with drawings at 9:59 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.