Iowa (IA) Lottery Results and Winning Numbers

The Iowa Lottery was established in 1985 and is a division of the Iowa Department of Revenue. The first ticket sold on August 22, 1985 was an instant scratch-off game called Scratch, Match, and Win, with more than 6.4 million sold the first week they were available.

Besides paying out over $4.5 billion to winners over the years, the Lottery has also contributed billions from the General Fund to benefit various public programs.

Iowa players can enjoy two in-state draw games, Pick 3 and Pick 4, with drawings 14 times per week. Iowa is a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association and also offers Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto America, and Lucky for Life. Scratch games, pull tabs, and InstaPlay games are also available for purchase at Iowa Lottery retailers.

Latest Results & Jackpot Amounts Iowa Draw Games

Multi-State (US)-Powerball
Multi-State (US)-Powerball
  • 6
  • 33
  • 35
  • 36
  • 24 PowerBall
  • 3 PowerPlay
Prize
$121,300,000
Next draw
Next Prize
$131,000,000
Multi-State (US)-Mega Millions
Multi-State (US)-Mega Millions
  • 46
  • 54
  • 56
  • 67
  • 16 Mega Ball
  • 3 Megaplier
Prize
$453,000,000
Next draw
Next Prize
$489,000,000

Iowa Lottery Draw Games & Sales Stop

Game Draw Days Draw Time Sales Stop Time
Powerball Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 9:59 PM 1 hour before draw time
Mega Millions Tuesday, Friday 10:00 PM 1 hour before draw time
Lotto America Wednesday, Saturday 10:00 PM 1 hour before draw time
Lucky for Life Daily 9:38 PM 1 hour before draw time
Pick 3 Midday Daily 12:20 PM 12:00 PM (Noon)
Pick 3 Evening Daily 10:00 PM 9:40 PM
Pick 4 Midday Daily 12:20 PM 12:00 PM (Noon)
Pick 4 Evening Daily 10:00 PM 9:40 PM

 

Iowa Scratch-Off Games

The Iowa Lottery has more than 70 scratch-off games, priced from $1 to $50 per play, with new instant games added monthly. Each has separate overall odds of winning one of the available prizes, which is clearly printed on the back of the ticket.

Colossal Crossword is a popular $30 scratcher available in Iowa, with overall odds of 1 in 2.29 and 19 starting prizes of $300,000. Lower-priced scratchers also have great overall odds, including Wild Cherry, a $10 ticket with overall odds of 1 in 2.83, and eight top prizes of $100,000 when tickets went on sale.

How to Claim Prizes & Claim Centers

Iowa Lottery winners can claim prizes of up to $600 at any lottery retail location in the state. Winning pull tab tickets of up to $600 can only be redeemed at the same location they were purchased. Except for those required to be claimed in person, prizes can be claimed by mail by sending the ticket, a completed Claim Form, Form W-9, and a copy of a valid government ID to Iowa Lottery, 13001 University Avenue, Clive, IA 50325-8225.

Winning tickets with prizes of $100 up to $250,000 can be claimed in person at any Iowa Lottery Regional Office by providing the required documentation. Prizes above $250,000 can only be claimed in person at Iowa Lottery Headquarters in Clive.

Iowa Lottery winners can claim prizes at the following Regional Offices:

Iowa Lottery Headquarters

13001 University Avenue

Cive, IA 50325

Phone: (515) 725-7900

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Cedar Rapids Regional Office

2345 Blairs Ferry Road NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-1918

Phone: (319) 395-9313

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Mason City Regional Office

2900 4th Street SW

Mason City, IA 50401-1531

Phone: (641) 424-6011

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Storm Lake Regional Office

822 Flindt Drive

Storm Lake, IA 50588-3205

Phone: (712) 732-6662

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

About the Iowa Lottery

Iowa residents voted in 1972 to amend the Constitution, ending the ban on a state lottery. The Iowa Lottery was established after lawmakers passed the state’s first lottery bill, which was signed into law by Gov. Terry Branstad in April 1985. The first tickets were sold on August 22, 1985 in a promotion at the Iowa State Fair. Iowa Lottery proceeds go to the state’s General Fund to benefit education, health, family services, and public safety programs.

Iowa law prohibits purchasing lottery tickets online. Lawmakers passed an online sports betting bill in 2019, which means future online gaming, like the lottery, could also be passed.

Customers can contact the Iowa Lottery by phone at (515) 725-7900 or visit Lottery Headquarters in person from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday. Players can also use the contact form on the website or email them directly at wmaster@ialottery.com.

The Iowa Lottery’s LotteryPlus mobile app is available for download for iOS and Android devices. Players use the platform to check the status of their tickets, see winning numbers and current jackpots, find the nearest Iowa Lottery retailer, and more.

Tax Information

Prize Amount State Tax Withholding Federal Tax Withholding Total Tax Rate
Over $600 5% 5%
Over $5,000 5% 24% 29%

 

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History of Largest Iowa Lottery Prior Winners

  • Lerynne West of Redfield won the biggest lottery prize in Iowa history of $343.9 million playing Powerball on November 5, 2018.
  • A group of Cedar Rapids workers called the Shipping 20 Trust took home a $241 million Powerball jackpot on June 20, 2012.
  • KJH Family LLC of Bondurant won $202.1 million on a winning Powerball ticket on October 4, 2012.
  • The Timothy B. Guderian Trust won a $200.8 million Powerball prize on October 11, 2006.
  • Hugh Hawkins of Des Moines picked the winning Powerball numbers to win $113.2 million in the January 4, 2006 drawing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an Iowa Lottery mobile app?

Yes. The Lottery Plus mobile app is available on iOS and Android. Users can check for winning tickets, view winning numbers, and join the VIP Club from the convenience of their smartphone. However, tickets can only be purchased from authorized Iowa Lottery retailers.

What lottery games are available in Iowa?

Iowa currently offers two in-state draw games, Pick 3 and Pick 4. Customers can also purchase scratch games, pull tabs, and InstaPlay games. The multi-state draw games Mega Millions, Powerball, Lotto America, and Lucky for Life are also available in Iowa.

How long do I have to claim winnings?

Pick 3 and Pick 4 prizes from the Iowa Lottery must be claimed within 90 days of the drawing date, while InstaPlay prizes are valid up to 90 days after the purchase date. Scratch and pull-tab prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the game’s official end date. Prizes for all multi-state draw games must be claimed within 180 days of the eligible drawing date.

Are there taxes on Iowa Lottery winnings?

No state or federal taxes are withheld on prizes of $600 or less. Winnings of more than $600 will have a 5% state tax, and awards over $5,000 will have 24% in federal taxes withheld.

How can I purchase tickets?

Players 21 or older can only purchase Iowa Lottery tickets at authorized retailers, with over 2,400 locations throughout the state.