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
The Shipping 20
Cedar Rapids
KJH Family LLC
Timothy B Guderian
Fort Dodge
Hugh Hawkins
Des Moines
Haskin Family Trust
Timothy E Schultz Revocable Trust
Des Moines
Jacquelyn Moore
Omaha, NE
Edward Brown
Jeff Wolf
Iowa City
Karl Krumbholz
Cedar Rapids
Bryon Stewart
Duane Hanson
Don Johnson
Michael Lally
Barnes City
George Dickerson
Karen Harger
Vicki Dixon
Allen, TX
Jeff Tomlinson Jr.
Joel Dominguez
Sioux City
Richard and Elizabeth Martin
Pleasant Hill
Brian Delagardelle
Pete Kemp
Des Moines
Friedel & Michele Djordjevic
Richard Watson
Belton, MO
Robert Winburn
Debra and Dave Schilling
Kara Fitters
Evansville, WI
Mark Evans
Des Moines
Tom Christeson
Webster City
Winning Pair Revocable Trust
Council Bluffs
Faye Slate
Council Bluffs
Jack Miletich
Gary Higens
Des Moines
Steve Petty
Esteban & Linda Ramos
East Moline IL
Chad & Mary Tillman
Eric Shaffer
Rolle Zellers & Keith Olson
Sioux City
David Lyons
Des Moines
The Local 310
Des Moines
Richard Smith
Des Moines
Hog Hut Friends
Ricky Rushton
Susan Hendricks

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