Weekly Highlight: the Iowa Lottery
In 1985 Iowa residents lined up at the State Fair, ready to play the first games from the Iowa Lottery. Since then, the Iowa Lottery has provided the citizens of Iowa with games and money for the Iowa General Fund, giving back to the state with every game played.
The Iowa Lottery currently offers 6 draw games including Powerball and Mega Millions. The Lottery gives its players the chance to win with more than 30 different scratch-off games at a given time. In addition, the Iowa Lottery offers Pull-Tab games, which can be purchased at any convenience store form the Iowa Lottery vending machines. To keep playing with the Iowa Lottery, you can join the Iowa Lottery VIP Club. A VIP Club account is free to sign up for and members get exclusive access to second chance games, online promotions, and fun offerings from the Iowa Lottery.
The funds raised by lottery sales help the Iowa Lottery give back to the state through the General Fund. The money raised by the lottery can be used for any necessary state endeavors and foundations. The Iowa Lottery has helped benefit the Veterans Trust Fund, Clean Iowa, and other state entities in need of the extra funds. The Iowa Lottery has given more than $1.4 billion in profits to the state since 1985.
Recently, the Iowa Lottery has seen generosity from its winners. Brian and Mary Lohse won $202 million from Powerball last year, and this year decided to spread the wealth by donating $3 million to help build a high school football stadium in their hometown. The stadium will be completed in time for the 2014-2015 school year, and will house more than 2,000 patrons.
In addition, the Iowa Lottery recently joined six other states in the Multi-State Halloween Millions Raffle. This game will cost $10, and give players more chances to win $1 million. The Iowa Lottery will begin selling the tickets on Sept. 22. So get your tickets for a chance to trick-or-treat your way to $1 million.
Celebrate football season with the Iowa Lottery and your favorite College Football team. The Iowa Lottery is letting you be the best Tail-Gator this season with their new $1 game and a chance to win one of 9 football fan packages.