Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots continue to grow
CLIVE – The jackpots in Powerball® and Mega Millions® continue their simultaneous big run, with two tickets in Iowa coming within one number each of hitting Powerball’s big prize Wednesday. A ticket purchased in Avoca in western Iowa won a $1 million prize, while a ticket purchased in Colfax in central Iowa won a $50,000 prize.
Iowa Lottery players won more than 15,000 prizes ranging from $4 up to $1 million in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing. The $1 million-winning ticket was purchased at the Wings America Travel Centre at 7005 N. Chestnut St. in Avoca. That ticket matched the first five numbers but missed the Powerball. Wings America will receive a $1,000 bonus from the lottery for selling the winning ticket at one of its locations.
Another Iowa ticket matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball to win a $50,000 prize. It was purchased at Kum & Go, 1200 N. Walnut St. in Colfax.
The winning numbers in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing were: 12-30-36-47-62 and Powerball 9. The Power Play® number was 4. No one won Wednesday’s jackpot, so the big prize grows to an estimated $356 million annuity ($224 million lump-sum option) for Saturday’s drawing.