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Marion man matches 5 numbers in Powerball, wins $1 million

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- A Marion man is a million bucks richer.  Eric Shaffer bought the Powerball ticket from a Casey's General Store in Cedar Rapids.

He's been playing the same lottery numbers for more than 20 years.  This time he matched five numbers, but missed the Powerball and also had the power-play option.

"I actually got a call from one of my secretaries asking why wasn't I at work. It was 8:15. She said you weren't slated to be out on the road today. I go yeah, I'm taking the day off. I got to go to Des Moines," Shaffer said.

Shaffer's daughter was quick to ask for an American Girl Doll.

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