Rockwell man wins $10K lottery prize, was 1 number away from $45M jackpot

Gerald Ries - Photo courtesy Iowa Lottery.

A Cerro Gordo County man won a $10,000 Mega Millions prize and was one number away from winning the $45M jackpot.

Posted: Jun 26, 2019 2:46 PM

ROCKWELL, Iowa - A Cerro Gordo County man won a $10,000 Mega Millions prize and was one number away from winning the $45M jackpot.

Gerald Ries, of Rockwell, matched four white balls and the Mega Ball in the June 14 drawing.

The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to an estimated $71M.

Ries purchased his ticket at the Rockwell Area Market.

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