DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A Powerball ticket sold in Iowa is worth $200 million, Iowa Lottery officials said Sunday.

The winning ticket was sold at a Kum & Go convenience store in Fort Dodge, about 70 northwest of Des Moines.

About 499 tickets were sold for Saturday night’s drawing at the store, Iowa Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer said.

The winner has not come forward and likely would first consult with a financial adviser, Neubauer said. That frequently takes several days or weeks.

An assistant manager at the convenience store was shocked to hear the winning ticket was sold at her store.

“I’ve got goose bumps,” Robin Graves said in a statement. “I still can’t get over it – that actually somebody in Iowa won and especially that it was at the store where I work.”

She said the store has seen many people pooling their money to buy large numbers of tickets in the past few days.

“It could be a pool player or it could be somebody just playing on their own,” Neubauer said. The Kum & Go chain, based in West Des Moines, will get a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

The winning ticket numbers were computer picked, Neubauer said. For Saturday’s drawing they were 13-21-26-45-50 and Powerball 20.

The winning prize, if taken in payments over 30 years, is $200.8 million before taxes. The after-tax amount would be $140.5 million, Neubauer said.

If the winner choses a lump sum, they would get $95.9 million before taxes or take home a check for $67.1 million, she said.

The jackpot was the 13th won at more than $200 million in the Powerball game, which began in 1985 and is played in 29 States, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The record Powerball jackpot was $365 million won by eight workers at a Nebraska meatpacking plant in February.


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