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How To Claim
Jackpot winners must claim at Iowa Lottery headquarters office in
The Iowa Lottery unfortunately does not
have subscriptions available.
Lottery proceeds have three main purposes in Iowa. They provide
support for veterans; help for a variety of significant projects
through the state general fund; and backing for the Vision Iowa
Since July 2008, a portion of lottery proceeds have been dedicated
to the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund, where they are used to support our
state's veterans and their families. The proceeds from two
instant-scratch games and two pull-tab games each year are directed
into the Veterans Trust Fund. The Iowa Lottery estimates that the
games will provide about $2 million to $3 million in proceeds annually
for the Veterans Trust Fund.
The Iowa Veterans Trust Fund was created to provide assistance to
qualified veterans to help pay for expenses such as job training or
college tuition assistance; some dental, vision and hearing
assistance; and individual or family counseling programs.
Retailer Bonus Structure
Retailers receive a base commission rate of 5.5% on the sale of all
lotto tickets sold (plus a "sliding scale" incentive).
$10,000 bonus for selling Mega Millions jackpot winning ticket.
Retailers will receive a 0.5% sales bonus on all Mega Millions/Megaplier
sales when the Mega Millions jackpot is equal to or exceeds $150
million. Sales will be tracked during the jackpot run and the bonuses
will be awarded after the jackpot is won.
5% state tax
25% federal tax
State Fun Facts
Ed Brown, Iowa's first Powerball winner in 1992, went on to become
mayor of Washington, Iowa.
Tim and Kellie Guderian, Iowa's largest Powerball winners, have
contributed to the development of a new animal shelter in Fort Dodge,