One lucky winner in Bondurant, Iowa will $202 million dollars richer with Wednesday's Powerball ticket. However as of Thursday afternoon, no one has stepped forward to claim the millions of dollars in prize money.
Iowa Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer said to the AP, "This amount, $200 million, is a life-changing amount of money, and we want to make sure the winner is prepared for what will come. In general, winners have done just that in Iowa. They usually take their time to get their ducks in a row. It's usually a few weeks or so."
The prize money is the second biggest Powerball jackpot sold in Ioway this year.
The winning ticket numbers are 13, 26, 39, 41, 42 and the Powerball number 10.
In June, a group of 2o Quaker Oats employees shared $241 million. The ticket ranked 28th among U.S. lottery jackpots.
The winning ticket was purchased in Casey's General Store in Bundurant. Bo Knop, the company's area supervisor said to the AP, "We've had a lot of phone calls and people scampering in to check their tickets."
Someone at Casey's General Store in Williamsburg, Iowa also won a $1 million ticket.
Lottery CEO Terry Rich said in a press release that it was probably the biggest win Iowa has seen for its players since the lottery's start in 1985.
"Even we are awestruck by this news," Rich said today. "We can't remember a time when we've seen this many winners all in one night. We're conducting standard security checks for the tickets involved, but it's definitely an unusual and very exciting time in Iowa for lottery players. And if there's ever a time to check and double-check your lottery tickets, this is it.