FD group is Powerball near miss

A Fort Dodge group that buys tickets together was just one number away from having a share of Saturday’s record Powerball jackpot and ended up winning a $10,000 prize.

Andrew McGill, of Fort Dodge, claimed the $10,000 prize Wednesday on behalf of the “Webster County Winners.” He said there are 43 people in his group.

McGill claimed the prize at the Iowa Lottery’s regional office in Storm Lake. The group’s winning ticket had been purchased at Tom Thumb Deli & DQ, 201 N. 15th St.

The group came close to having a share of Saturday’s $590.5 million Powerball jackpot, matching four of the first five numbers and the Powerball.