Iowa Lottery Games
Only Iowa residents can take part in the following Iowa lottery games:
|Game||Prize Type||Numbers||Sale Closes|
|Pick 3 Midday||Top Prize||3 from 0-9||12:00 p.m.|
|Pick 3 Evening||Top Prize||3 from 0-9||9:40 p.m.|
|Pick 4 Midday||Top Prize||4 from 0-9||12:00 p.m.|
|Pick 4 Evening||Top Prize||4 from 0-9||9:40 p.m.|
|Powerball||Jackpot||5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-26||8:59 p.m.|
|Mega Millions||Jackpot||5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-25||8:59 p.m.|
|Lotto America||Jackpot||5 from 1-52 + 1 from 1-10||8:59 p.m.|
|Lucky for Life||Top Prize||5 from 1-48 + 1 from 1-18||8:30 p.m.|
|Pick 3 Midday||12:20 p.m.||12:20 p.m.||12:20 p.m.||12:20 p.m.||12:20 p.m.||12:20 p.m.||12:20 p.m.|
|Pick 3 Evening||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.|
|Pick 4 Midday||12:20 p.m.||12:20 p.m.||12:20 p.m.||12:20 p.m.||12:20 p.m.||12:20 p.m.||12:20 p.m.|
|Pick 4 Evening||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.|
|Powerball||9:59 p.m.||9:59 p.m.|
|Mega Millions||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.|
|Lotto America||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.|
|Lucky for Life||9:38 p.m.||9:38 p.m.|
*All times are displayed in Iowa local time.
Iowa Lottery COVID 19 Update
Please stay alert as scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Draws & Game Updates
All games will continue as normal but Minimum jackpot (starting jackpots) for Iowa Powerball and Mega Millions have been removed. All will be published before each draw and depends on ticket sales and interest rates. Iowa prize claim is moving back indoors by appointment only, details below.
Claiming a Winning Ticket
- For prizes of $1 – $599, InstaPlay and instant-scratch games may be redeemed at any lottery retailer location in the state if sufficient funds are available. Pull-tab prizes of up to $600, however, must be redeemed at the same location where the ticket was purchased.
- For prizes over $600, a completed copy of our Winner Claim Form plus either Federal Form W-9 (for U.S. citizens) or Federal Form W-8BEN (for non-U.S. citizens) are required along with a legible, valid copy of the winner's government-issued photo identification. (Acceptable examples include: driver's license, state I.D. card, military I.D. card, passport, or permanent resident card.) If you are NOT a U.S. citizen, but are a Permanent Resident, you must provide us with your current Permanent Resident card and/or Social Security card or additional taxes may be withheld.
- Winnings above $250,000 & specials merchandise prizes must be claimed in person at the Iowa Lottery headquarters office in Clive. For information on how to redeem this type of prize, please contact us via email or telephone.
To make a prize-claim appointment, please call the lottery office where you want to claim your prize to schedule a time and receive other details, including the documentation you’ll need to have with you. Here are our telephone numbers:
Cedar Rapids: 319-395-9313
Mason City: 641-424-6011
Storm Lake: 712-732-6662
If you’re claiming a prize on behalf of a group or have friends or family coming with you, please know that to help maintain social distancing, only
the person claiming the prize will be allowed inside the lottery office.
Number of consecutive draws each Iowa State Lottery games allows you to play:
|Pick 3 Midday||up to 8|
|Pick 3 Evening||up to 8|
|Pick 4 Midday||up to 8|
|Pick 4 Evening||up to 8|
|Powerball||up to 10|
|Mega Millions||up to 10|
|Lotto America||up to 10|
|Lucky for Life||up to 10|
Iowa Lottery Federal, and state tax withholdings on winnings for U.S. citizens or residents.
|Over $600||State Tax||5.0%|
|Over $600||Federal Tax||0.0%|
If the winner is not a U.S. citizen or is not a US resident, Iiowa Lottery tax withholdings on winnings are as such:
|Over $5,000||State Tax||5.0%|
|Over $5,000||Federal Tax||24.0%|
The Iowa Lottery
The Iowa State Lottery was signed off in legislation in April 1985. Its inaugural first game was Scratch, Match, and Win, celebrated at the state fair on 22 August 1985. It was a huge success, with 6.4 million tickets sold in the first week alone.
Since its establishment, the lottery in Iowa focuses on giving back to Iowans and the community.
Today, proceeds go towards:
- State Fund to aid community projects
- Iowa Veterans Trust Fund
- Iowa Public Safety Survivor Benefits Fund
- Vision Iowa Program
Iowans have received over $2 billion in various state programs and $4.6 billion in prize winnings. One of the biggest Iowa Lottery winners is Lerynne West Redfield, who won $343.9 million when she played the Iowa Lottery Powerball on 5 November 2018.
There’s currently a variety of games available to players from Iowa Lottery scratch tickets to a mix of local and multi-state draw games.
Some draws include the Iowa Lottery Powerball, Lotto America, Iowa Lottery Lucky for Life, and Iowa Lottery Mega Millions.
Iowa Lottery Frequently Asked Questions
Tickets may be purchased from any participating and authorized retailers and vendors. Only players 21 years and older may buy tickets and play.
Players can use the Iowa Lottery app to create ePlayslips, but can’t play using it. This is because Lottery sales aren’t permitted online, through the mail, or telephonically.
There are many features and benefits of using the Iowa Lottery app. For starters, it doubles as an Iowa Lottery ticket scanner to determine whether you’ve selected Iowa Lottery winning numbers.
You can use it to curate ePlayslips with your lucky Iowa Lottery numbers or sign up to the VIP Club. You’ll also get notifications for all of the Iowa Lottery results and promotions.
In addition, players can check Iowa Lottery codes on scratch tickets to see how much they’ve won.
Regular players can join the VIP Club to receive benefits and exclusive promotional invitations. Additionally, you’ll receive a complimentary lottery ticket to play with the newsletter every month.
The exclusive promotions include the Play It Again, which is the Iowa Lottery second chance opportunity. With it, you can enter non-winning tickets from selected games into various draws.
VIP club members can even enter surprise contests to win tickets, merchandise, cash, and other prizes.
If you’re not part of the VIP Club, keep an eye on the Iowa Lottery social media accounts and website for random competitions and spot prizes.
Yes, the Iowa Lottery is required to deduct a 5% state withholding tax on prizes of $600 or more. If the winnings are over $5,000, an additional 24% federal withholding tax deduction will be applied.
Regardless of the game you’ve played, all winnings over $600 require the Federal W-9 form to be completed. It shows the winnings and tax withheld value.
If you view the results of the Iowa Lottery and see that you’re one of the winners, you’ll need to determine how much you’ve won.
Prizes under $600 can be claimed at any authorized retailer (provided it has sufficient funds). Pull-tabs of $600 and under must be redeemed at the same retailer where the ticket was purchased.
For any prizes over $600, you’ll need to go to the local Iowa Lottery Office. Alternatively, you can redeem your prize via mail.
All Iowa Lottery winners need to complete the ticket's back with their full name, address, and signature. Players must also fill out a winner’s claim form and the federal W-9 form. Valid proof of ID is also required.
Iowa Lottery scratch ticket, Pull-Tab, Iowa's InstaPlay, Pick 3 and Pick 4 ticket winners have 90 days to claim their winnings.
Iowa Lottery Powerball, Iowa Lottery Mega Millions, Iowa Lottery Lucky for Life, and Lotto America ticket winners have 365 days to redeem their prize winnings.
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