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The Iowa Lottery has revealed the state’s newest millionaire hails from Mahaska County.

Michael Lally of Barnes City purchased the Powerball ticket worth $2 million in Oskaloosa Saturday morning. Though Lally didn’t match all six numbers to win the jackpot of $338.3 million, he did get all five white balls correct – just missing the Powerball.

Lally purchased the PowerPlay option, bumping the original $1 million prize up to $2 million. This is the first time an Iowa winner has claimed the $2 million prize since changes were made to the game in 2012.

After taxes, Lally will take home $1.4 million.

He says he’ll use the money to pay for his 16-year-old son’s college education, buy a new vehicle, take care of bills, and invest.

Lally says, “I feel like a great weight has been lifted off of my shoulders.”

Lally says he doesn’t plan to quit his job.

The $338.3 million ticket was sold in New Jersey and no one has come forward yet to claim the prize.

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