Evansville woman wins $1 million Powerball prize
EVANSVILLE She would have preferred to remain anonymous, way below the radar screen of publicity.
But that’s not the way the Iowa Lottery works.
Kara Fitters, Evansville, won the $1 million Iowa Lottery prize in the Sept. 26 Powerball drawing, according to the Associated Press.
She claimed her prize earlier this week, according to the Associated Press.
“What I’ve tried to do—my whole intention—is to be anonymous,” Fitters told The Gazette on Friday. “I really
didn’t want any publicity.”
Fitters bought her ticket at Casey’s General Store in Williamsburg, Iowa. The ticket matched five of the six numbers but missed the Powerball number. The numbers were 13, 26, 39, 41, 42, and Powerball 10.
Fitters said she isn’t a regular player.
“It was just a random decision at check-out,” she said.
Fitters let the machine pick her numbers, rather than her picking her own.
She discovered she was a winner by checking the lottery’s website.
Fitters said she expected to pay approximately 50 percent of the winnings in taxes.
A couple from Boudurant, Iowa, matched all six numbers and won the $201.1 million jackpot. Brian and Mary Lohse claimed their prize Oct. 4, taking the lump-sum payout of $129.8 million.