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Iowa Lottery: Eldora friends claim $1 million prize won at Casey’s

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Five Eldora friends split a $1 million Mega Millions prize after they bought a winning ticket at an Eldora Casey’s General Store earlier in the week.

The Iowa Lottery said Wednesday that a $1 million ticket was purchased at a Casey’s location before Tuesday’s drawing. On Thursday Dennis Dickenson, 55; Julia Salazar, 64; Dave Twedt, 51; Steve Wright, 67; and Tim Harless, 60, claimed the winning ticket.

Winning numbers for Tuesday’s drawing were 22-30-53-55-56 and a Mega Ball of 16. A person purchased the winning ticket for the $372 million jackpot in Ohio, according to a news release. The ticket purchased in Eldora had the first five numbers correct, but missed the Mega Ball, the Iowa Lottery said in a news release.

A Casey’s location at 1807 Edgington Ave. in Eldora sold the winning ticket, according to the Iowa Lottery.

From left to right: Dave Twedt, Steve Wright, Tim Harless, Dennis Dickenson and Julia Salazar. (Photo: Iowa Lottery/(Special to the Register))

Dickenson works for Harless in the Eldora street department and bought the winning ticket, according to a news release. Harless survived quadruple bypass surgery in November, the news release said.

“I feel lucky,” Harless said, according to a news release.

Six prizes of at least $1 million have now been claimed by Iowa Lottery players this year, according to a news release. An Illinois man and a Sioux City woman each won $1 million Mega Millions prizes, while an Illinois woman and Urbandale man each won $2 million Powerball prizes, Iowa Lottery Spokesman Sam Martin said Wednesday.

A $1 million prize won last year went unclaimed in April, Martin said. Coworkers in Cedar Rapids later won the unclaimed prize in a promotional game held for that prize, Martin said.

Jackpot winners may choose to be paid in an annuity which results in smaller annual payments over 29 years, but a larger total paid to the winner than a lump-sum payment.

At the $1 million prize level, winners may not take an annuity. Federal taxes of 24% and state withholdings of 5% are taken out of the sum.

“It’s taken out right at the time the prize is awarded on behalf of the winners,” Martin said Wednesday.

Members of the group said they plan to put their winnings int their savings account to pay off bills and invest in retirement accounts, according to a news release. Wright is already retired and said he may buy a new pickup truck, according to a news release.

Five friends claimed a prize won in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing,

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