Ottumwa man wins big with Iowa Lottery

William Hall won big with the October 2nd Powerball drawing
William Hall won big with the October 2nd Powerball drawing(source: Iowa Lottery)
Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM CDT
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CLIVE, Iowa (KYOU) -An Ottumwa man has won a $100,000 Powerball prize.

The Iowa Lottery says William Hall matched four of five white balls and the Powerball in the Oct. 2 drawing.

His initial $50,000 prize was doubled because he opted for the $1 Power Play® add-on, which multiples non-jackpot prize amounts by up to 10 times.

Hall, who was one number away from winning that night’s $651.3 million jackpot, said he planned to use his winnings to purchase an RV to travel the country with his wife in retirement.

He purchased his winning ticket at Fareway, 1325 Albia Road in Ottumwa, and claimed his prize at the lottery headquarters in Clive.

Since getting its start in April 1992 in 15 states with jackpots that started at a guaranteed $2 million, Powerball has grown into one of the world’s biggest and most recognizable lottery games. Today Powerball is played by 48 lotteries across the country with drawings at 9:59 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

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