While it wasn’t a jackpot ticket, a customer at Lund’s 66 in Bettendorf purchased a lottery ticket for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing that’s worth $40,000.
Owner Barb Lund said Thursday she hadn’t heard who the lucky customer was, but she hopes it was one of her regulars.
While the store doesn’t get a prize for selling a winning ticket at that level, Lund said the store does receive a percentage of all sales. The additional customers brought into the store at 975 Spruce Hills Drive by Wednesday’s $587.5 million jackpot have been good for business and created a lot of buzz in the store, she said.
“It’s exciting,” she said.
Seven tickets were sold in Iowa that matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball. Three of those tickets, including the one sold at Lund’s 66, had the Power Play option added, making them worth $40,000. The four tickets sold without the Power Play option are worth $10,000.
A total of 114,195 tickets purchased by Iowa Lottery players won prizes ranging from $4 to $40,000, according to the Iowa Lottery.
The other $40,000 winners were sold at Casey’s, 1008 Grand Ave., Alden, and Casey’s, 206 S. 1st St., Grimes.
The $10,000 winners were sold at No Frills Supermarket, 1817 W. Broadway, Council Bluffs; Casey’s, 2007 N. 15th St., Fort Dodge; Graettinger Country Store, 102 S. Iowa Highway 4, Graettinger; and Fairbank Food Center, 102 4th St. N., Fairbank.
The final jackpot amount Wednesday night was $587.5 million annuity or $384.7 million cash option.
The winning numbers in Wednesday’s $587.5 million Powerball jackpot drawing were: 5-16-22-23-29 and Powerball 6. The winning tickets were sold in Arizona and Missouri.
Iowa Lottery players bought more than $7.7 million in Powerball tickets for Wednesday’s drawing, including nearly $4.9 million in tickets on Wednesday alone. During Wednesday’s busiest stretch from about 6-7 p.m., Powerball tickets were selling at more than $11,000 per minute in Iowa.