The winners of a $241 million jackpot in the June 13th Powerball lotto draw are expected to come forward this afternoon. The winning ticket was purchased at a Hy-Vee grocery store in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and the win sets a new record for the biggest jackpot won in Iowa.
While there was only one lottery ticket that matched all of the winning numbers: 7, 10, 14, 33, 57 and Powerball 18, in draw 2012/47, many believe that there are multiple winners. News sources in Iowa have been told that the huge jackpot, the 15th largest Powerball prize to date, will be split between 20 freight room employees at a Quaker Oats plant in Cedar Rapids.
Iowa only allows lottery winners 90 days to come forward and collect their prize, so the lucky Iowans in possession of the ticket had to make crucial decisions with very little time. While no facts will be confirmed until today’s news conference at the Iowa Lottery headquarters in Des Moines, if the prize is collected by a group of co-workers, it would be the start of a Powerball prize pattern. The story of a pool of co-workers sharing a 9-digit Powerball jackpot sounds familiar to Powerball lottery fans because this is what happened with Powerball’s most recent huge prize. On April 25th , 48 workers from SEPTA, Philadelphia’s transit authority, split at $173 million jackpot.
The Powerball Lottery jackpot has climbed back up theBig, peaking at $50 million for tonight’s draw, only one week after a $241 million jackpot win. With an impressive starting jackpot of $40 million, Powerball ensures that it remains one of the biggest jackpots in the world at all times, even after huge wins. The lottery is only $5 million behind American rival, Mega Millions, which has rolled over six times to reach its $55 million jackpot value.
While all eyes are focused on the Iowa Powerball winner reveal, Powerball continues its bi-weekly draws, offering people all over the world the chance to win millions. Make sure to enter your lotto numbers for tonight and check lottery results for tonight’s draw at theLotter!