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UPDATE: Lottery winners galore in Iowa

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

Iowa proved to be a good place to buy a lottery ticket for drawings on Wednesday night.  The Iowa Lottery announced on Thursday that tickets sold in Iowa are worth $202 million, $1 million, $100,000 and $10,000.

The Powerball ticket that will claim the $202.1 million dollar jackpot was sold at the Casey's General Store at 1455 Grant Street in Bondurant.

The $1 million dollar Powerball ticket was sold at the Casey's General Store at 130 West Evans Street in Williamsburg.  That ticket matched the first five numbers, but missed the Powerball.

A $10,000 winning Powerball ticket was sold at the Big 10 Mart at 1225 Boyson Road in Hiawatha.  That ticket matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball.

In the $100,000 Cash Game, a jackpot winning ticket was sold at the Hy-Vee Gas at 2632 Avenue L in Fort Madison.

Lottery CEO Terry Rich says this is likely the winningest night for Iowa players in the history of the lottery.

"Even we are awestruck by this news," Rich said Thursday morning. "We can't remember a time when we've seen this many winners all in one night. We're conducting standard security checks for the tickets involved, but it's definitely an unusual and very exciting time in Iowa for lottery players."

Rich added that if there was ever a time to double-check your tickets, this is it.  

The Iowa Lottery has awarded nearly half a billion dollars since January 2012.
There have now been two jackpot wins.  The last was $241 million won by a group of Quaker Oats employees in Cedar Rapids.

There have been nine $1,000,000 prizes this year.

 

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