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Iowa man comes forward with $113M Powerball lottery ticket

PowerballPowerball: Iowa man comes forward with $113M Powerball lottery ticket

The unidentified Beaverdale resident didn't know until Saturday that he won the Powerball jackpot.

There's one house in Beaverdale, Iowa that might get a flyover from Santa Claus this year.

An unidentified man from the Des Moines neighborhood stepped forward Saturday with the winning $113.2 million Powerball ticket from Wednesday's drawing.

Kurt Harris, manager of the Dahl's Food Mart at 1819 Beaver Ave. where the ticket was sold, said the man, "one of our good customers" who lives nearby, came in shortly after noon.

Iowa Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer confirmed that the ticket was turned in Saturday but said the man's identity won't be known until he goes to the lottery headquarters to claim his jackpot.

Wednesday's Powerball jackpot was the largest won in Iowa. Five jackpots have been won by Iowans since Powerball's inception in 1985. The largest until last week was $31.8 million in 2000, won by Larry Hasken of Sabula.

Elvedina Suvic, who works at the Dahl's courtesy counter, said she verified the latest winning ticket.

The man, who asked store employees not to disclose his name, "was shocked; he didn't say a word" when the machine confirmed the winner, she said.

"I thought, 'Oh my God, I have the winning ticket in my hand,' " Suvic said. "He said he didn't know until today" that he held the lucky ticket.

She knows who won: Elvedina Suvic, who works at the Dahl's store on Beaver Avenue in Des Moines, confirmed that a Beaverdale man's Powerball ticket is worth $113.2 million.Powerball is played in 27 states and the District of Columbia. The largest jackpot was $363 million, won in 2000 by two ticket holders in Illinois and Michigan.

Lottery officials said 609 tickets were sold at the Beaverdale Dahl's for Wednesday's drawing. The store will receive $10,000 for selling the winning ticket. The store's managers said they are unsure how the money will be spent.

A $200,000 winning ticket was sold at a Casey's General Store in Altoona. It was claimed by Steve Larsen of Altoona.

Des Moines Register

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Posted: December 19, 2005, 7:37 am - IP Logged

CONGRATS,CONGRATS,CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hurray!

 

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Posted: December 19, 2005, 10:12 am - IP Logged

    "Kurt Harris, manager of the Dahl's Food Mart at 1819 Beaver Ave. where the ticket was sold, said the man, "one of our good customers" who lives nearby, came in shortly after noon."

    Winning a prize that entitle the store to receive $10,000 would make anyone "one of their good customers"

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
                 Evil Looking       

      konane's avatar - wallace
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      Posted: December 19, 2005, 10:15 am - IP Logged

      CONGRATS,CONGRATS,CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hurray!

       

      I Agree!      Party

      Good luck to everyone!

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        Posted: December 19, 2005, 10:55 am - IP Logged

        We all could use such a "surprise" when we check our tickets !!!

         

                                       

                      

         

         

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          Posted: December 19, 2005, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

          "Kurt Harris, manager of the Dahl's Food Mart at 1819 Beaver Ave. where the ticket was sold, said the man, "one of our good customers" who lives nearby, came in shortly after noon."

          Winning a prize that entitle the store to receive $10,000 would make anyone "one of their good customers"

          Played his own numbers, no need to leave a tip, at the store, they already got one....

           

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            Posted: December 19, 2005, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

            "Kurt Harris, manager of the Dahl's Food Mart at 1819 Beaver Ave. where the ticket was sold, said the man, "one of our good customers" who lives nearby, came in shortly after noon."

            Winning a prize that entitle the store to receive $10,000 would make anyone "one of their good customers"

            Played his own numbers, no need to leave a tip, at the store, they already got one....

             

            Where does it say he played his own numbers?

            With the lottery I get all the exercise I need.

                              In futility.


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              Posted: December 19, 2005, 3:01 pm - IP Logged

              "Kurt Harris, manager of the Dahl's Food Mart at 1819 Beaver Ave. where the ticket was sold, said the man, "one of our good customers" who lives nearby, came in shortly after noon."

              Winning a prize that entitle the store to receive $10,000 would make anyone "one of their good customers"

              Played his own numbers, no need to leave a tip, at the store, they already got one....

               

              HI "FJA"........12/19/05

              The story does not indicate that the Man played his own numbers or that it could have been a "quickie"

              Of course with Iowans & the Powerball....often it's a "quickie"...lolololol

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                Posted: December 19, 2005, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

                I thought the store got more cash than 10 grand for a Jackpot that large. Am I thinking of Mega Millions stores?

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                  Posted: December 19, 2005, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

                  The Cumberland Farms in Washington Crossing Pa received $400,000.00 for selling the winning ticket for a $212 million dollar Powerball Jackpot in May 2004. I knew I wasn't dreaming. Check the Powerball website-Winner's Stories to verify my statements. Why is Dahl's claiming they are only getting ten grand? It was a smaller Jackpot but 10 grand vs. 400 thousand bucks? If anyone has any verified info please let me know. Good Luck!

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                    Posted: December 20, 2005, 1:00 am - IP Logged

                    The Cumberland Farms in Washington Crossing Pa received $400,000.00 for selling the winning ticket for a $212 million dollar Powerball Jackpot in May 2004. I knew I wasn't dreaming. Check the Powerball website-Winner's Stories to verify my statements. Why is Dahl's claiming they are only getting ten grand? It was a smaller Jackpot but 10 grand vs. 400 thousand bucks? If anyone has any verified info please let me know. Good Luck!

                    I'm almost positive that Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania isn't in Iowa. Lottery retailers are agents of the state lotteries, and it's the state that pays them. Apparently Iowa pays $10,000  for a jackpot of this size. It's probably a fairly safe bet that they pay that regardless of how big the jackpot is. It may not be as much as in some other states, but it's a nice bonus for doing the same amount of work the store did for each of the losing tickets they sold.

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                      Posted: December 20, 2005, 2:36 am - IP Logged

                      I thought the store got more cash than 10 grand for a Jackpot that large. Am I thinking of Mega Millions stores?

                      No, you're right. In CA when the $315M jackpot was won the store was awarded a million bucks. I think that was Mega Millions, but it's up to the individual state in which the tickets are sold whether it's MM or PB.  If I owned a convenient store I'd love to get a million dollar bonus, but even $10,000 is more than enough for someone who pressed a key.

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                        Posted: December 20, 2005, 5:58 am - IP Logged

                        The Cumberland Farms in Washington Crossing Pa received $400,000.00 for selling the winning ticket for a $212 million dollar Powerball Jackpot in May 2004. I knew I wasn't dreaming. Check the Powerball website-Winner's Stories to verify my statements. Why is Dahl's claiming they are only getting ten grand? It was a smaller Jackpot but 10 grand vs. 400 thousand bucks? If anyone has any verified info please let me know. Good Luck!

                        I'm almost positive that Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania isn't in Iowa. Lottery retailers are agents of the state lotteries, and it's the state that pays them. Apparently Iowa pays $10,000  for a jackpot of this size. It's probably a fairly safe bet that they pay that regardless of how big the jackpot is. It may not be as much as in some other states, but it's a nice bonus for doing the same amount of work the store did for each of the losing tickets they sold.

                        My question was answered; in both Mega and Powerball each individual State has it's own individual rule regarding the amount the retailer that sells the winning ticket recieves. Still, what Iowa pays vs. what Pa pays is vastly different, I guess Iowa wants to keep more money for themselves, or maybe Pa wants to aggressively motivate more retailers to get Lottery machines. Thanks for the reply. Best of Luck!

                          fja's avatar - gnome1

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                          Posted: December 20, 2005, 9:32 am - IP Logged

                          "Kurt Harris, manager of the Dahl's Food Mart at 1819 Beaver Ave. where the ticket was sold, said the man, "one of our good customers" who lives nearby, came in shortly after noon."

                          Winning a prize that entitle the store to receive $10,000 would make anyone "one of their good customers"

                          Played his own numbers, no need to leave a tip, at the store, they already got one....

                           

                          HI "FJA"........12/19/05

                          The story does not indicate that the Man played his own numbers or that it could have been a "quickie"

                          Of course with Iowans & the Powerball....often it's a "quickie"...lolololol

                          Neubauer says there is one other clue about the winner. Neubauer says it appears the winner personally chose the six winning numbers — which might indicate the person plays the game regularly. She says the person has 365 days to claim the prize.

                           

                          Neubauer is the lottery spokeswoman, and I know this because I read the other news link about the 113 million dollar winner.....click on related stories

                            fja's avatar - gnome1

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                            Posted: December 20, 2005, 9:33 am - IP Logged

                            "Kurt Harris, manager of the Dahl's Food Mart at 1819 Beaver Ave. where the ticket was sold, said the man, "one of our good customers" who lives nearby, came in shortly after noon."

                            Winning a prize that entitle the store to receive $10,000 would make anyone "one of their good customers"

                            Played his own numbers, no need to leave a tip, at the store, they already got one....

                             

                            Where does it say he played his own numbers?

                            read the quote above....then go to related stories and click on that.