Northwest Iowa man claims $1M prize at Iowa Lottery headquarters
A northwest Iowa man who bought a Powerball ticket that turned out to be worth $1 million claimed his prize Monday.
Shane Saxen told Iowa Lottery officials he usually doesn't buy a ticket until the jackpot's really high.
But this time he decided, “Why not? I’ll get one.”
The ticket he bought at a Brew convenience store matched five of the numbers drawn Saturday but missed the Powerball number.
The 31-year-old lives in Correctionville and works as a campus security officer at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City.
He says he plans to invest most of his winnings for retirement.