Northwest Iowa woman claims $1M Powerball prize

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 52-year-old northwest Iowa woman has claimed her $1 million Powerball prize.

Debbie Schilling went to the Iowa Lottery headquarters on Monday after working a few hours at her job in Rock Valley. She’d bought the ticket at a convenience store in Sheldon. The ticket matched the first five numbers but missed the Powerball number. It was one of five tickets nationwide to win $1 million in Saturday’s drawing.

Schilling and her husband, Dave, plan to use the money to help their children and grandchildren and put a little money away for retirement.

Debbie Schilling says the money also will let her and her husband “breathe financially a little bit now.”

No one won Saturday’s $88 million jackpot, so the prize will increase to about $108 million for Wednesday’s drawing.

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