It's not easy winning to win the lottery. Heck, it's almost impossible. But it does happen to very lucky people who purchase these life-changing tickets.

The Powerball Jackpot drawing occurs every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday evening. On Saturday night, the $1.4 billion prize was considered to be one of the biggest prizes in the game's history.  Although there was not a winner for the big jackpot prize, one Powerball Jackpot ticket in Iowa did win a huge amount of money.

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In a Facebook post from the Iowa Lottery, the lucky ticket was sold at the Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh on 1027 North Quincy Avenue in Ottumwa, Iowa. The winning Iowa ticket is worth...$2,000,000! The Iowa Lottery confirms that Tammy Gordy of Ottumwa is the big winner of the latest Powerball Jackpot drawing. How did Tammy win $2 million?

This winning Iowa ticket matched all five numbers during the recent drawing. Plus, the ticket included the double power play to make more money. This ticket would have won the entire Powerball Jackpot. It was only missing the Powerball number. These were the winning Powerball Jackpot numbers from Saturday night's drawing (October 7th).

These were the winning Powerball Jackpot numbers from Saturday night:

47, 54, 57, 60, 65, and the Powerball was 19. The Power Play was 3X

Tammy Gordy tells the Iowa Lottery that she intends to spend her "winnings to finish the home she and her husband are building years after they lost a house in a tornado. But now their new home will have some upgrades." She really wants a walk-in closet and a Jacuzzi tub!

Since there wasn't a winner for the big Powerball Jackpot prize, the next drawing will be tonight Monday, October 9th. The estimated Powerball Jackpot is worth $1.55 billion. This is the third-largest prize in Powerball Jackpot history. The cash value for this prize is $679.8 million. Woah!

Good luck and happy playing!

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