Powerball is Nearing ½ a BILLION $$$ for Saturday night's drawing. How Many Iowans Have Won the Powerball Jackpot?

Saturday night's estimated Jackpot (as of 9/16/21) is $457 million -- which would place it as the 11th highest Powerball Jackpot ever.

The largest Powerball jackpot won in Iowa so far was in October 2018. Lerynne West of Redfield claimed a $343.9 million Powerball prize. That winning ticket split the $687.8 million Powerball jackpot in the drawing with a ticket purchased in New York.

Powerball sales began in Iowa in 1992 and is currently played in 44 states. (It is also played in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.) Since October 7, 2015, the game has used 69 white balls with 26 red ‘Powerballs’ from which winning numbers are chosen, resulting in odds of 1 in 292,201,338 of winning the jackpot per play. Users choose five white ball numbers and one red Powerball number per ticket.

To date, 45 Iowans have won $1 million or more playing Powerball – this number includes non-jackpot winners. Iowa has been the home of NINE Powerball jackpot winners. Indiana has had the most jackpot winners with nearly 40.

Four states have NEVER had a Powerball jackpot winner: Maine, North Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming.

From its inaugural drawing on April 19, 1992, until August 21, 2021, Powerball drawings were held twice a week (Wednesday and Saturday); a third weekly drawing (Mondays) was added on August 23, 2021. Drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday evening at 9:59 p.m. The official cutoff for ticket sales on drawing nights is at 9 PM.

The below list of $1+ Million winners was taken from ialottery.com:

Lerynne West
Redfield
$343,900,000Powerball11/5/2018
The Shipping 20
Cedar Rapids
$241,000,000Powerball6/20/2012
KJH Family LLC
Bondurant
$202,100,000Powerball10/4/2012
Timothy B Guderian
Fort Dodge
$200,800,000Powerball10/11/2006
Hugh Hawkins
Des Moines
$113,200,000Powerball1/4/2006
Haskin Family Trust
Sabula
$31,800,000Powerball1/24/2000
Timothy E Schultz Revocable Trust
Des Moines
$28,000,000Powerball3/8/1999
Jacquelyn Moore
Omaha, NE
$14,400,000Powerball11/1/2004
Edward Brown
Washington
$5,221,937Powerball1/7/1993
Jeff Wolf
Iowa City
$2,000,000Powerball4/27/2017
Karl Krumbholz
Cedar Rapids
$2,000,000Powerball3/17/2017
Bryon Stewart
Onawa
$2,000,000Powerball1/14/2016
Duane Hanson
Osage
$2,000,000Powerball8/28/2014
Don Johnson
Decorah
$2,000,000Powerball6/26/2013
Michael Lally
Barnes City
$2,000,000Powerball3/25/2013
George Dickerson
Colfax
$1,000,000Powerball1/5/2018
Karen Harger
Glenwood
$1,000,000Powerball12/19/2017
Vicki Dixon
Allen, TX
$1,000,000Powerball8/14/2017
Jeff Tomlinson Jr.
Coralville
$1,000,000Powerball10/7/2016
Joel Dominguez
Sioux City
$1,000,000Powerball1/11/2016
Richard and Elizabeth Martin
Pleasant Hill
$1,000,000Powerball9/21/2015
Brian Delagardelle
Jesup
$1,000,000Powerball8/17/2015
Pete Kemp
Des Moines
$1,000,000Powerball5/18/2015
Friedel & Michele Djordjevic
Johnston
$1,000,000Powerball1/23/2015
Richard Watson
Belton, MO
$1,000,000Powerball5/19/2014
Robert Winburn
Urbandale
$1,000,000Powerball2/18/2014
Debra and Dave Schilling
Sheldon
$1,000,000Powerball10/7/2013
Kara Fitters
Evansville, WI
$1,000,000Powerball10/18/2012
Mark Evans
Des Moines
$1,000,000Powerball10/10/2012
Tom Christeson
Webster City
$1,000,000Powerball9/4/2012
Winning Pair Revocable Trust
Council Bluffs
$1,000,000Powerball6/1/2012
Faye Slate
Council Bluffs
$1,000,000Powerball4/3/2012
Jack Miletich
Ottumwa
$1,000,000Powerball3/14/2012
Gary Higens
Des Moines
$1,000,000Powerball3/1/2012
Steve Petty
Adair
$1,000,000Powerball2/20/2012
Esteban & Linda Ramos
East Moline IL
$1,000,000Powerball11/28/2011
Chad & Mary Tillman
Boone
$1,000,000Powerball6/8/2011
Eric Shaffer
Marion
$1,000,000Powerball3/10/2011
Rolle Zellers & Keith Olson
Sioux City
$1,000,000Powerball6/21/2010
David Lyons
Des Moines
$1,000,000Powerball4/6/2010
The Local 310
Des Moines
$1,000,000Powerball10/12/2009
Richard Smith
Des Moines
$1,000,000Powerball10/7/2009
Hog Hut Friends
Chariton
$1,000,000Powerball8/21/2009
Ricky Rushton
Marshalltown
$1,000,000Powerball2/24/2009
Susan Hendricks
Marion
$1,000,000Powerball12/22/2008

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