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Winner claims $1M prize at Iowa Lottery headquarters

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Published: Mar. 2, 2020 at 7:57 AM CST
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UPDATE: A northwest Iowa man who bought a Powerball ticket that turned out to be worth $1 million claimed his prize Monday.

Shane Saxen told Iowa Lottery officials he usually doesn't buy a ticket until the jackpot's really high. But this time he decided, “Why not? I’ll get one.”

The ticket he bought at a Brew convenience store matched five of the numbers drawn Saturday but missed the Powerball number. The 31-year-old lives in Correctionville and works as a campus security officer at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City.

He says he plans to invest most of his winnings for retirement.

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A Powerball ticket sold in northwest Iowa is worth $1 million.

Iowa Lottery officials say the ticket sold in Correctionville, Iowa, matched five of the six winning numbers in Saturday's drawing.

The ticket was sold at a Brew convenience store. The store will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Iowa lottery for selling the winning ticket.

No one matched all six numbers to win the jackpot in Saturday's drawing. So the prize will grow to $90 million for Wednesday's drawing.

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