It’s the morning after, and we know you want to know how Iowa did in last night’s giant Powerball® drawing!
The official results show that nearly 29,000 plays purchased in Iowa won prizes last night, including two that were just one number away from having a share of the jackpot and won prizes of $10,000 each. The monster $425.3 million jackpot was won with a ticket purchased in California.
Here’s a detailed look at last night’s drawing and its Iowa results:
• A total of 28,975 plays purchased by Iowa Lottery players won prizes ranging from $4 up to $10,000. Each ticket that won a $10,000 prize matched four of the first five numbers drawn and the Powerball. They were purchased at Casey’s, 4701 S. Hills Drive in Sioux City; and Quik Trip, 4024 Fleur Drive in Des Moines.
• The winning numbers were: 1-17-35-49-54 and Powerball 34. The Power Play number was 3. Strong sales in Iowa and across the country pushed the final jackpot amount to $425.3 million annuity ($242.2 million cash option), well above the $400 million estimate heading into the drawing.
• The jackpot was won by a single ticket purchased at a gas station in Milpitas, Calif. That means Powerball’s top prize returns to its starting level -- $40 million annuity ($22.8 million cash option) -- for Saturday’s drawing.
• Iowa Lottery players bought more than $2.1 million in Powerball tickets for last night’s drawing, including about $1.3 million in tickets yesterday alone. During yesterday’s busiest stretch from about 5-6 p.m., Powerball tickets were selling at an average of about $2,994 per minute in Iowa.