Asbury Powerball Player Misses Winning Billions By One Number
Someone purchased a Powerball ticket in Asbury, Iowa, with five winning numbers but came within just one number of winning the $1.9 billion jackpot.
The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that a Powerball ticket purchased at Casey's General Store in Asbury matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball. Unfortunately, they won't be a newly minted billionaire, but reports indicate the Asbury, Iowa ticket will make someone $100,000 richer.
Although delayed by several hours due to a reported "security" issue, Monday's winning numbers are 10-33-41-47-56 and Powerball 10. The Power Play number was 2.
The winning ticket was purchased in California, although the TH also reports that tickets purchased in Iowa came very close to winning the elusive jackpot.
According to Iowa Lottery, four tickets sold in Iowa matched four of the first five numbers, and the Powerball to each win a $50,000 prize. With the PowerPlay option, the lucky ticket holders will see their winning grow to $100,000 each.
Powerball madness may have reached a zenith recently, with the jackpot of $1.9 Billion and sales skyrocketing with the excitement surrounding the thrice weekly drawing. Drawings are held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
The one California winner gets an estimated Grand Prize of $2.04 Billion with a Cash Value of $997.6 Million after various taxes are applied. Still a good haul by any measure.
The last Powerball jackpot was won in Pennsylvania on August 3, 2022. With the recent win, the jackpot resets to $20 million for Wednesday's drawing.
Before Monday's drawing, the largest Powerball jackpot was won in 2016, with three winners splitting a prize of $1.586 billion.
Lottery officials said Tuesday the lone winning ticket was sold in Altadena, California. That lucky yet anonymous ticket holder is now the winner of the largest lottery prize ever.