Lottery: Iowa Powerball Sales Total $5.1 Million

By Rod Boshart, Reporter

A Powerball ticket being sold. (KCRG-TV9 file photo)


By Aaron Hepker

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa Lottery officials said earlier Sunday that early details show that 77,640 tickets sold in Iowa won prizes in Saturday’s $590.5 million Powerball jackpot drawing.

Those included three tickets that came within one number of having at least a share of the jackpot.

Strong sales nationwide pushed Saturday’s jackpot to $590.5 million if taken as an annuity or $370.9 million as the cash option.

Full details – including the locations where the biggest winning tickets were sold in Iowa and whether there was a jackpot winner nationwide – were expected to be available later Sunday.

Lottery officials say an initial look at Saturday’s drawing and its Iowa results revealed the following:

A total of 77,640 tickets purchased by Iowa Lottery players won prizes ranging from $4 up to $40,000. Two tickets purchased in Iowa matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball to win prizes of $10,000 each. One more also matched those same numbers, but had the Power Play option added to it, so that ticket won a prize of $40,000.

The winning numbers in Saturday’s $590.5 million Powerball jackpot drawing were: 10-13-14-22-52 and Powerball 11. Complete overall results for the drawing were not yet available late Saturday, as some lotteries in the game were still processing records to determine their in-state results.

Iowa Lottery players bought more than $5.1 million in Powerball tickets for Saturday’s drawing, including nearly $2.8 million in tickets on Saturday alone. During Saturday’s busiest stretch from about 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Powerball tickets were selling at nearly $5,000 per minute in Iowa. However, the average Powerball purchase on Saturday in Iowa remained just $5.81, or 3 plays per ticket.

The odds of winning the jackpot in Powerball are about 1 in 175.2 million because there are about 175.2 million ways you can combine the numbers in the game to make a play. By tracking sales, lottery officials can estimate how many of the possible combinations have been purchased for a particular drawing. About 80 percent of all the possible combinations were purchased in Saturday’s drawing.

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