Northwest Iowa man claims $1M prize at Iowa Lottery headquarters

Shane Saxen (Iowa Lottery)
Shane Saxen (Iowa Lottery)(KCRG)
Published: Mar. 2, 2020 at 12:06 PM CST
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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.