It was a winning night in Iowa Wednesday night. Lottery officials say it was most likely the biggest one since the lottery’s inception in 1985. There were 4 big lottery winners in one night: a $10,000 prize in Hiawatha, $100,000 in Fort Madison, $1 million dollars in Williamsburg and in Bondurant a $202.1 million ticket was sold.
24 hours after the winning numbers were announced, there was still no sign of the winner. The winning ticket was bought at Casey’s General Store in Bondurant. A Casey official said even though no one came forward right away to claim the winning ticket, their store was still busy.
“We’ve had a lot of phone calls and people scampering and checking their tickets so we`re anxious to find out who the winner was,” said Bo Knop, the Area Supervisor with Casey`s General Store.
Normally, the store sells about 200 dollars a day in Powerball tickets, but said after this big win, they expect that number to skyrocket. It’s the second biggest lottery win ever in the state, and the second Powerball Jackpot win just this year.
“This is a life changing amount of money, we want to make sure the winner is prepared for what will come,” said Mary Neubauer, with Iowa Lottery.
Casey’s will get a total of $22,000 for the selling the winning tickets in Bondurant and in the million dollar ticket in Williamsburg.