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Guy's Powerball numbers pay off after 20 years

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An Iowa man who only won $100 in 19 years of playing the same Powerball numbers has become a millionaire in his 20th year of sticking with them.

Robert Winburn won $1 million of the weekend's jackpot by matching five of the numbers, which correspond to numbers he assigned to the letters in his last name, KCCI reports.

When the winning ticket came up at a self-check machine, "I did tell the guy next to me, 'I don't believe this,'" Winburn says. "And he leaned over and I did it again and he says, 'Sign it and get the heck out of here.'"

Nobody won the weekend's $330 million jackpot so tonight's jackpot is expected to be around $400 million, and it will top $500 million for Saturday's draw if it rolls over again, the Los Angeles Times notes.

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Location: Iowa, USA
Location: Iowa, USA
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