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$50,000-Winning Powerball® Ticket Sold In Norwalk

Minnesota Man Wins Big Prize in March 8 Drawing

Corey Hecht  Hear Corey tell his story.

CLIVE, Iowa - A Minnesota man visiting a friend in Norwalk won $50,000 playing Powerball® last week.

Corey Hecht of St. Cloud, Minn. matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball in the March 8 drawing to win a $50,000 prize.

The winning numbers in that night's $86.5 million jackpot were: 23-33-42-46-59 and Powerball 4. The Power Play® number was 2. The jackpot continues to climb and has grown to an estimated $123 million for Wednesday's drawing.

The 39-year-old bought his winning ticket last week at Casey's, 1510 Sunset Drive in Norwalk, and checked his ticket online Friday morning. When he saw that he matched five numbers correct, he said he returned to Casey's to have his winning ticket verified.

"I'm like, 'Wow! I better check this out.' And I'm thinking maybe $20 or something," Hecht told lottery employees Friday as he claimed his prize at the lottery's headquarters in Clive. "Then the lady at the gas station is like, 'Do you know you won $50,000?'"

Hecht said once his winning ticket was confirmed he started celebrating inside the store by giving everyone a high-five.

Hecht is a Navy veteran and is currently enrolled in school to advance his career in construction management. He said he doesn't have a plan for his winnings yet.

Winning numbers may be checked at the lottery website at www.ialottery.com or through the winning numbers hot line at (515) 323-4633. Winning numbers may also be checked with lottery retail outlets or by calling the lottery at (515) 725-7900 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Through March 29, Powerball tickets can be entered in the "Power Cruise™" promotion for a chance to win one of 25 Caribbean cruise vacation packages. Entries can be made online via the lottery's VIP Club website or through the Power Cruise Collect 'N Win mobile app. For rules and complete details, visit www.ialottery.com.

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