Jeff Schuver claimed his prize last Wednesday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Storm Lake. He purchased his winning ticket at Casey's, 4 S. First St. in Moville.
The winning numbers in the $363 million Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday, March 27 were 9-19-34-44-51 and Mega Ball 24. The Megaplier® number that night was 3. Schuver's ticket matched the four white balls and the Mega Ball to win a $10,000 prize. Because he added the Megaplier option to his ticket, Schuver multiplied his $10,000 win by three to claim a $30,000 prize.
There was no jackpot winner in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing. The estimated jackpot for Friday's drawing is $640 million.
Players can multiply their prizes (except the jackpot) with the Megaplier up to four times. The cost is $1 per play.
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.
Since the lottery's start in 1985, its players have won more than $2.8 billion in prizes while the lottery has raised more than $1.3 billion for the state programs that benefit all Iowans.
Today, lottery proceeds in Iowa have three main purposes: They provide support for veterans, help for a variety of significant projects through the state General Fund, and backing for the Vision Iowa program, which was implemented to create tourism destinations and community attractions in the state and build and repair schools.