Bluffs woman claims $1-million Powerball prize


April 4th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa Lottery say Faye Slate, of Council Bluffs, is the state’s latest $1-million dollar winner in the Powerball drawing. Slate claimed her prize Tuesday, at the Lottery’s headquarters in Des Moines. She won the prize in last Wednesday’s Powerball drawing by picking the first five numbers correctly, but missing the Powerball number itself.

It was the third winning One-million dollar prize ticket purchased in the state, in  a little more than a month. Gary Higens of Des Moines claimed a $1 million Powerball prize on March 1st, close on the heels of Steve Petty of Adair, who had claimed a $1 million Powerball prize on Feb. 20th.

Slate bought her winning ticket at the Hy-Vee store on Madison Avenue, in Council Bluffs.