The Powerball Lottery is finally here to make an announcement for a win from back in February 2021. The lottery officials have revealed that the winner of the huge prize money from one of the Powerball Lottery draws from February has finally shown up to claim the prize.
The Powerball Lottery officials have revealed that the name of the winner is Gene Dice Sr. The officials have confirmed that Dice Sr. is a resident of Sergeant Bluff, which is a city in Iowa, USA. The lottery operator has revealed that Gene Dice Sr. is a 72-year-old retired policeman.
As per the Powerball Lottery officials, Dice Sr. had gone for the Powerball Lottery draw that took place on February 20, 2021. Gene Dice Sr. was the luckiest when he was confirmed that he had won a $500,000 prize for playing the particular lottery game.
The numbers that were drawn from the particular draw were 58-32-22-8-4 and the Powerball that was draw was 4. On top of that, the draw members also took out the Power Play number that was 10.
The ticket that Dice Sr. had purchased managed to match 4 out of 5 lucky numbers plus the Powerball number. In the process, Dice Sr. initially ended up winning $50,000 but he had another big news coming for him. While purchasing the ticket, Dice Sr. had gone with the 10X Power Play option.
This resulted in Dice Sr.’s prize money getting increased ten-fold and he ended up getting $500,000 from the particular draw. If Dice’s ticket would have managed to match all five of the primary numbers plus the Powerball number, he could have won the jackpot prize of $81.3 million.
Still, Dice Sr. managed to match 4 out of 5 numbers and bagged huge prize money of $500,000 from the particular draw.
The Powerball Lottery officials have also revealed the name and address of the store that sold the $500,000 prize-winning ticket. The name of the particular store that sold a $500,000 prize-winning ticket to Dice Sr. is Mike’s, Mini Mart. The particular store is located at 100 Iowa Highway 75 South, Sergeant Bluff.
The Powerball Lottery officials have confirmed that Mike’s Mini Mart will also be receiving a $500 bonus commission for selling the $500,000 prize-winning ticket to Dice Sr.
When enquired about his late appearance to claim the prize, Gene Dice Sr. informed stated that he thought he had lost the ticket. He told the officials that he was unable to find his ticket for more than a month. That is when he realized he had kept it in his car’s dashboard and took it out from there, and was shocked to see he had won $500,000.