Four Winning Lottery Tickets Sold in Iowa

By Addison Speck, Reporter

A group know as "The Shipping 20" claimed the $241 Million Powerball Jackpot. It is a group of 20 co-workers from the shipping department at a Quaker Oats Co, a Cereal Manufacturer in Cedar Rapids. This is the largest lottery prize won to date in Iowa. Cedar Rapids co-workers claim the 241 million Powerball jackpot from the Iowa lottery office Wednesday morning. They road to Des Moines in a charter bus and cheer rang out as soon as the ticket was verified. June 20, 2012. (Andrea Melendez/The Des Moines Register)


By Liz Blood

WILLIAMSBURG, Iowa - Iowans are getting lucky. After Wednesday night’s lotto drawing, 4 winning tickets were sold in the state.

You may also remember back in June when a group of 20 Quaker Oats employees in Cedar Rapids shared a $241 million Powerball jackpot.

A winning $202 million Powerball ticket was purchased in Bondurant. As of Thursday night, that ticket remains unclaimed.

The single ticket matched the six numbers drawn. They are: 13, 26, 39, 41, 42 and the Powerball number 10.

That ticket will make someone the second largest lottery winner ever in the state. The ticket was sold at a Casey's General Store along Highway 65.

But someone else won a million dollars after purchasing a ticket at a Casey's General Store off I-80 in Williamsburg. That winner came close to having a share of the jackpot but missed the Powerball.

A third ticket purchased in Fort Madison at a Hy-Vee Gas Station. The winner, won a grand prize of a 100 thousand dollars in a cash game. The forth winning ticket was purchased at the Big 10 Mart in Hiawatha. That ticket is worth 10 thousand dollars.

The news of Wednesday's drawings left some Iowans feeling lucky. "It's so rare for anyone to win and then all of this in Iowa is just crazy," said Taylor Tuetken, of Blairstown. "You don't think of Iowa as big time, so it's pretty cool," added Lane Coffman, of Williamsburg.

The lottery CEO, Terry Rich, said in a press release on Thursday that Wednesday was likely the winningest night for Iowa players since the lottery started in 1985.

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