DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Urbandale man who says he's played the same Powerball numbers for about 20 years has claimed a ticket worth $1 million.
Robert Winburn won the $1 million secondary prize after his ticket matched the first five numbers in Saturday's drawing but didn't match the Powerball. The 49-year-old claimed his prize Tuesday at the Iowa Lottery's headquarters in Des Moines.
Winburn, who bought the ticket at a Git-N-Go convenience store in Urbandale, said he's used the same numbers for about 20 years. The numbers once won him $100.
The latest Powerball jackpot is an estimated $400 million. The next drawing is scheduled Wednesday.
Earlier: Powerball estimated jackpot surges to $400M
7 a.m. - DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery officials say there was no jackpot winner in Saturday's Powerball drawing, adding the current estimated jackpot has jumped to $400 million or $227.8 million in cash value.
Powerball said the next drawing will be Wednesday, Feb. 19. It added in a statement that the previous estimated jackpot total was an annuitized $330.8 million, or $188.4 million as a cash option.
Powerball is played in 43 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The odds of matching all six numbers in the game are 1 in about 175 million, according to statistics pf the nonprofit Multi-State Lottery Association whose members offer one or more of the association's games.