Quaker Oats Employees Win Second Powerball Prize

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 Ellen Kurt

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Another group of Quaker Oats employees has struck gold. Iowa Lottery officials said The Quaker 50, as they are calling themselves, claimed a $10,004 prize Wednesday.

Someone bought the ticket for the group at a convenience store in Hiawatha. The group won on more than one play on its ticket, Iowa Lottery officials said, that's why the amount is uneven. Bret Naber of Hiawatha claimed the prize Wednesday.

In June, another group of Oak Oat employees, called the Shipping 20, claimed the largest Powerball prize in Iowa history, $241 million.

The winner of $202.1 million in last Wednesday's drawing hasn't claimed their prize yet, that ticket was purchased in Bondurant. Another winning ticket was purchased the same night in Williamsburg, worth $1 million. That prize has also not been claimed.

The numbers on those tickets are 13, 26, 39, 41, 42, and the Powerball number 10.

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