New giveaway formed after $1 million Iowa Lottery prize goes unclaimed

New giveaway formed after $1 million Iowa Lottery prize goes unclaimed

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Lottery launched a plan for a brand new giveaway, funded by means of the cash from an unclaimed prize in Nevada.

“A $1 million prize was won in the Powerball drawing on April 11, 2018 at a Casey’s store in Nevada,” Iowa Lottery CEO Matt Strawn stated.

This is the primary time in Iowa Lottery historical past $1 million prize has now not been claimed.

Strawn stated the cash had to enter a brand new giveaway to practice state code. “And then, the policy makers, of course, with the proceeds generated by the Iowa Lottery, state policy makers make those decisions on how best to allocate those resources for state needs,” Strawn stated.

Tickets for the giveaway may also be bought from May 29 via June 18, and you do not even need to have successful numbers to get the prize.

“Every Powerball ticket purchased, only in Iowa in this three week window, represents a shot at a million dollars,” Strawn stated.

Several Iowans stated with $1 million they’d do the whole thing from purchasing automobiles to putting in school budget for his or her youngsters.

“With a million dollars, I would take care of my family, extended family and set my kids up for college and all of that,” Amber Hughes stated.

“I would probably first make sure that my kids’ college education is fully funded and then find something fun to do and then probably give quite a bit away since it was just something that fell into my lap anyhow,” Chip Albright stated.

“I have two kids as well, so the college fun would be a have to. Beyond that, take a trip with the kids,” Cody Allison stated.

“My husband and I would get new cars. We’d go on vacation and probably give the rest to charity,” Carol MacDonald stated.

The drawing for the promotion shall be held June 19.

Updated: April 17, 2019 — 12:43 am

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