(Radio Iowa News) – A ticket purchased in Florida won this weekend’s record Powerball jackpot, but 77,640 tickets sold in Iowa won other prizes. The final jackpot amount was $590.5 million annuity.
The person holding the winning ticket in Florida could take the cash option and collect $370.9 million. Of the nearly 78,000 winning tickets purchased in Iowa, two matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball to win prizes of $10,000 each. Those tickets were sold in Fort Dodge and Aurelia.
One more ticket, sold in Dubuque, also matched those same numbers, but had the Power Play option added, making that ticket worth $40,000. Iowa Lottery officials say players in the state bought more than $5.1 million in Powerball tickets for Saturday’s drawing.
During Saturday’s busiest stretch from about 5-6 p.m., Powerball tickets were selling at nearly $5,000 per minute in Iowa.
The winning numbers in Saturday’s $590.5 million Powerball jackpot drawing were: 10-13-14-22-52 and Powerball 11.