Who won the Powerball jackpot in Iowa? That's the question everyone wants answered today. Someone in Iowa matched all six Powerball winning numbers on September 26, 2012 to become the second-biggest lottery winner ever in the state and Iowa's second Powerball jackpot winner this year, reports Iowa Lottery officials.
Big Tier Iowa Powerball Winners
The $202,100,000 Iowa winning Powerball ticket was purchased at Casey's General Store, 1455 Grant St. in Bondurant, IA. Not surprisingly, the lucky ticket is still unclaimed at this time. No doubt the Iowa Powerball winner will be seeking financial and legal advice before coming forward to claim the enormous jackpot.
But wait, there's more! A second-tier Iowa Powerball winner purchased a winning $1,000,000 Powerball ticket at another Casey's location, at 130 W. Evans St. in Williamsburg, IA. The lottery winner missed out on sharing the jackpot by just one number. The winning $1,000,000 ticket matched five out of six Powerball winning numbers, but not the Powerball number.
And if that's not enough money for Iowa Powerball winners to play with, a $10,000 winning ticket was purchased at the Big 10 Mart, 1225 Boyson Road in Hiawatha, IA. Iowa lottery winners are definitely on a winning streak!
In case you're still wondering what the lucky Powerball numbers are for September 26, 2012, they're 13, 26, 39, 41, 42, and the red Powerball number is 10.
Iowa Powerball Winners Have the "Winningest" Night!
The Iowa Lottery has a theory. According to lottery officials, "There must be something in the water. Or the sun, moon and stars were perfectly aligned. Or a bunch of people all found four-leaf clovers. Whatever the reason, luck abounded for Iowa Lottery players in Wednesday night's lotto drawings."
Lottery CEO Terry Rich said it likely was the "winningest" night for Iowa players since the lottery's start in 1985. "Even we are awestruck by this news," Rich said Thursday, September 27. "We can't remember a time when we've seen this many winners all in one night."
When is the Next Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is on September 29, 2012 at 10:59 p.m. ET. Saturday's estimated Powerball jackpot has been reset to $40,000,000 annuity, or $25,700,000 cash-value before taxes. The Powerball numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings, and is played in 42 States, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands.
Please Play Responsibly
Remember, playing the lottery should be fun, but sometimes too much lottery fun can be addictive and could ruin lives. Please play responsibly, and don't spend more than you're willing to lose.
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