It’s been six months since a $2 million Powerball® prize was won in Cedar Rapids and the lucky ticket still remains unclaimed.
The $2 million-winning ticket was purchased at the Hawkeye Convenience Store, 2330 Wiley Blvd. SW in Cedar Rapids. The ticket initially matched the first five numbers but missed the Powerball in the July 16 drawing to win a $1 million prize, but the person who bought the ticket also added the Power Play option to the purchase, which multiplied the prize to $2 million.
While Monday will be the six-month mark for that prize, lottery offices are closed that day in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, so we’re sending out this reminder a few days early.
The winning numbers in the July 16 Powerball drawing were: 11-17-40-50-62 and Powerball 26. The Power Play number was 2. No one matched all six numbers to win that night’s $335.5 million jackpot.
Powerball prizes in Iowa expire a year from the date of the drawing in which a prize is won, so there is still about six months for the $2 million prize to be claimed. The prize will expire at the close of business on July 17, 2017, if it isn’t claimed by then.
Prizes of $2 million must be claimed at Iowa Lottery headquarters in Clive. If the winner or winners has questions before coming forward to claim the prize, they’re welcome to call us here at the lottery at 515-725-7900.