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LOTTERY WINNERS: 3 Iowans Come Close

Posted on: 11:26 pm, May 18, 2013, by , updated on: 12:30am, May 19, 2013

With many dreaming of what they would do with Saturday’s $590.5 million Powerball Jackpot, three Iowans came within one number of turning that dream in to a reality.

Iowa lottery says there are 77,640 winning tickets that were sold in Iowa in Saturday’s draw ranging from $4 up to $40,000.

Two Iowans had tickets that matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball to win prizes of $10,000 each. Another lucky player had the Power Play option added to it, so that ticket won a prize of $40,000.

There was about a 1 in 175.2 million but that didn’t stop Iowans buying more than $5.1 million in Powerball tickets.

“We know a lot of people are excited about buying. We know a lot of people are excited about dreaming,” said Terry Rich, CEO of the Iowa Lottery.

In the past year, two jackpots have been seen in the state. The “Shipping 20″ in Cedar Rapids took home $241 million in June 2012 and Mary and Brian Lohse  won $202 million last October.

Just in case you missed it, the numbers for Saturday’s draw are 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 and Powerball number is 11.

There was a possibility that the jackpot would grow to over $1-billion for Wednesday’s draw if no one had the winning combination but that won’t happen now. Lottery officials confirmed that the $600 million ticket was sold at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, FL.