CLIVE — A Waterloo woman was just one number away from winning a big Powerball jackpot last month and ended up winning a $50,000 prize.
Jessica Kruth matched four white balls and the Powerball in the Dec. 16 drawing to win a $50,000 prize.
The winning numbers in that night’s $249.1 million jackpot drawing were: 9-35-37-50-63 and Powerball 11. The Power Play number was 2. No one won the Powerball jackpot that night and it continued to climb until Saturday when it was won on a single ticket purchased in New Hampshire. Tonight’s jackpot is $40 million.
Kruth purchased her winning ticket at Casey’s, 901 S. Main St. in Monona. She claimed her prize Friday at the lottery’s regional office in Cedar Rapids.