The winning ticket was purchased on the city’s east side, at the Git-N-Go convenience store, 4164 Easton Blvd. in Des Moines. The $1 million-winning ticket came within one number of having at least a share of last night’s $211.5 million jackpot, matching the first five numbers but missing the Powerball. No one matched all six numbers to win the jackpot, so the big prize climbs to an estimated $235 million annuity ($148.7 million cash option) for Wednesday.
Last night’s winning numbers were: 12-17-26-43-48 and Powerball 24. The Power Play number was 2. The Des Moines ticket was one of five across the country that won a $1 million prize that night, with the others sold in California, Florida, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.
Git-N-Go will receive a $1,000 bonus from the lottery for selling the $1 million-winning ticket at one of its stores.
Prizes of $1 million must be claimed at Iowa Lottery headquarters in Clive. The lottery’s offices are closed on weekends, so tomorrow is the earliest that the winner or winners will be able to claim the prize. If the person who has the winning ticket has questions before coming in to claim the prize, they’re welcome to call us at the lottery at 515-725-7900.
Four tickets in Iowa have now won $1 million prizes in 2015, all of them in Powerball.