Clinton man dies 1 day after winning $2M lottery

Apr. 29—The day after claiming a $2 million Powerball prize from the Iowa Lottery earlier this month, Mark Krogman, 72, of Clinton, died at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Krogman had bought a Powerball ticket at Clinton Liquor, 1641 South Bluff Blvd., for the November 25, 2023, drawing.

The numbers on his slip matched all five white balls from the drawing but did not match the final Powerball number to win the $337.9 million jackpot. The matching numbers did win him a $1 million prize, multiplied to $2 million by the Power Play option added to his ticket purchase.

Powerball game prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing in which they were won. While it was known that a winning ticket had been sold in eastern Iowa, the winner had gone unknown until Krogman claimed the prize on April 17.

Krogman died April 18, according to the obituary by Lemke Funeral Services, which states that, honoring his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.

Krogman was born in Clinton and graduated from St. Mary's High School where he met Judith "Judy" Brennan. They later married in November 1973.

Krogman had retired from Case I.H. in East Moline, Illinois, following the closing of the facility.

Iowa Lottery officials said that once money is won, it always belongs to the winner. Iowa law dictates that if the winner should die, the money would go to the winner's estate. The Lottery will make future payments as determined either by the estate or the court.

Krogman was the only person in the country to win a $2 million prize from that date's drawing.

Clinton Liquor also received a $2,000 bonus from the Iowa Lottery for selling the winning ticket.