Iowan Starts New Year With $2 Million Powerball Win

Written By Russ Mitchell on January 13, 2022

The new year brought a new millionaire to Iowa, according to Iowa Lottery officials on Monday. The Powerball win will go customer bought a ticket at the North Linn Avenue Casey’s convenience store in New Hampton.

Monday’s Iowa Powerball winning numbers were 14-17-18-21-27 and Powerball 9. The Power Play option was 2. Nationally, no one matched all six numbers to win the jackpot.

New Hampton and its 2022 lotto winner are 40 miles north on US Highway 63 from the biggest Powerball win of 2021. Anton Garrett of Waterloo also claimed a $2 million prize on May 10 last year.

Power Play option doubled Iowa Powerball win

The New Hampton ticket came within one number of claiming the jackpot.

The lucky New Hampton ticket matched the first five numbers but missed Monday’s $26.8 million grand prize when the Powerball didn’t match. A five-for-five white-ball match is still good for $1 million, however.

Whoever bought the ticket added the Power Play option to the purchase, however. That multiplied the prize at the Match 5 level to $2 million. Iowa Lottery officials said the New Hampton ticket was the only one in the country to win a $2 million prize in Monday’s drawing.

Powerball is on a slow build, by the way. The game held its most recent drawing Wednesday night, and no tickets hit the jackpot. The Powerball numbers were 1221223033 and Powerball 24. The estimated jackpot for Saturday’s drawing is $48 million.

How to claim your lotto winnings in Iowa

The $2 million New Hampton win must be claimed at Iowa Lottery headquarters in Clive.

Large prize winners should call to make an appointment before heading out. There are four lotto prize claim centers in the state:

  • Cedar Rapids: 319-395-9313
  • Clive: 515-725-7900
  • Mason City: 641-424-6011
  • Storm Lake: 712-732-6662

Powerball prizes won in Iowa must be claimed within 365 days of the drawing, and you’d be surprised how many Iowa lotto wins go unclaimed.

Casey’s in New Hampton will receive a $2,000 bonus from the Iowa Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

What is your Powerball prize payout?

Players in $2 Powerball choose their first five numbers from a pool of 69, and another number – called the Powerball – from a separate pool of 26. The Power Play option is available for an extra $1 per play.

The prize breakdown and odds are:

  • $4 for the correct Powerball (1-in-38.32) or correct Powerball + another correct number (1-in-91.98)
  • $7 for any three correct numbers with (1-in-701.33) or without (1-in-579.76) the correct Powerball
  • $100 for any four correct numbers with (1-in-14,494.11) or without (1-in-36,525.17) the correct Powerball
  • $50,000 for five correct numbers including the correct Powerball (1-in-913,129.18)
  • $1 million if only the Powerball number isn’t correct (1-in-11,688,053.52)
  • Grand prize is all six numbers are correct (1-in-292,201,338)
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Russ Mitchell has been covering news and sports in northwest Iowa since 1997, including 11 years as managing editor for one of the most acclaimed community newspapers in the state. He looks forward to keeping readers up to date on the growing sportsbook industry in Iowa.

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