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Western Iowa Coworkers Split $50,000 Powerball® Prize

'Pressed For Luck' Group Claims Large Prize in July 3 drawing

'Pressed For Luck' Group

CLIVE, Iowa — Ten coworkers at a printing press in western Iowa have split a $50,000 Powerball prize.

The members of the group, who call themselves Pressed For Luck, pooled their money to buy a ticket that matched four of five white balls and the Powerball in the July 3 drawing. Their ticket was one number away from winning that night's $101.5 million jackpot.

The group purchased the winning ticket at Harvey's Fine Foods, 403 E. Sixth St. in Logan. They claimed their prize July 9 at lottery headquarters in Clive.

The 10 members of Pressed For Luck are: Michael Collins, Cheryl Landon and Vicky Readman, all of Logan; Valerie DeLong and Cynthia Ford, both of Modale; Denise Thompson of Magnolia; Jeff Lefeber of Neola; Mike Molitor of Pisgah; and Betty Bennett and Lori Nuzum, both of Woodbine.

The winning numbers in the July 3 drawing were 26-40-41-55-65 and Powerball 24. The Power Play was 2.

Players in $2 Powerball choose their first five numbers from a pool of 69, and another number – called the Powerball – from a separate pool of 26. The Power Play option is available for an extra $1 per play.

Since getting its start in April 1992 in 15 states with jackpots that started at a guaranteed $2 million, Powerball has grown into one of the world's biggest and most recognizable lottery games. Today Powerball is played by 48 lotteries across the country with drawings at 9:59 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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