Aug. 30 update: All three of the $50,000 prizes from last Wednesday's Powerball drawing have now been claimed! A Fort Dodge man took home the last of the three prizes yesterday. In general, we see larger prizes in our games claimed pretty quickly as word of them spreads and people realize they've got significant winnings waiting for them!
I blogged last week about Iowa’s results from the big Powerball drawing, and some people have asked who won the three $50,000 prizes that hit that night in Iowa. As of today, two of those prizes have been claimed, but one is still out there.
The three $50,000-winning tickets from last Wednesday’s drawing were purchased in different communities: Fort Dodge, Dakota City and Evansdale. The Dakota City and Evansdale prizes have now been claimed.
Sharon Bruvik of Humboldt won a $50,000 prize with a ticket she bought at Casey’s, 502 Main St. in Dakota City. And Roger Weber of Evansdale claimed a $50,000 prize with a ticket he bought at Kwik Star, 100 W. Gilbert Drive in Evansdale.
It’s the Fort Dodge ticket that is still unclaimed. It was purchased at Ampride All Round Truck Plaza, 3243 Fifth Ave. S. in Fort Dodge. With that location being a truck stop, it’s possible that the winner is someone just passing through Iowa on a long-haul trip. Or, it could be a local winner – we just never know until someone actually comes to a lottery office with the winning ticket!
So, if you bought a Powerball ticket in the Fort Dodge area, get it out and double-check it! There's a big prize on the line!