Powerball makes new Iowa and Illinois millionaires

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Someone bought a ticket in Iowa that won $2 million in the March 23 Powerball drawing.

The multi-million-dollar ticket was a Power Play ticket that matched five numbers but not the Powerball.  The ticket was reportedly sold at a Kum & Go store in Oskaloosa.  The Powerball website says that ticket was the only Power Play ticket in the country that matched the five numbers.

Thirteen other non-Power Play tickets were sold that also matched five numbers but not the Power Ball, winning $1 million each.  One of those tickets was sold at Big 10 Mart in East Dubuque, Illinois.    Illinois Lottery officials say odds of winning the $1 million prize are one in 5,153,633.

Winning numbers for Saturday’s Powerball drawing were 17, 29, 31, 52 and 53.  The Powerball number was 31.   One winning ticket worth more than $338 million was sold at a store in New Jersey.

The Powerball jackpot is now reset to $40 million.