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Iowa Lottery starts its own Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings
Discontinues shared drawings with Hoosier Lottery By Kate Northrop Iowa Lottery players now have their own in-state versions of Pick 3 and Pick 4 after sharing drawings and results with the neighboring Hoosier Lottery since 2017. Both the Pick 3 and Pick 4 draw games in Iowa will now have winning numbers and drawings that are unique to Iowa only, following a procedural update. Iowa residents have been able to enjoy playing Pick 3 and Pick 4 since 1998 and 2003, respectively, but
Today, 8:26 am - Lottery News

Lottery rigger Eddie Tipton released on parole
Final decision after back-and-forth fate of convicted former MUSL Security Director By Kate Northrop Convicted lottery rigger Eddie Tipton was released from prison on Friday following a series of events that had his freedom in limbo. According to the Iowa Department of Corrections online prison records, Eddie Tipton, 59, was released from prison in Clarinda, Iowa on parole. Tipton changed lottery history forever when he was sentenced to the maximum 25 years in prison for rigging
Jul 21, 2022, 7:45 am - Lottery News

Lucky "mistake" helped Iowa man win $1 million Mega Millions lottery prize
Ticket printing mishap gives player a lucky break Includes audio report By Kate Northrop A mistake that occurred while printing a Mega Millions lottery ticket led to an Iowa man winning a $1 million second-tier prize. Josh Buster of West Burlington is positive that a clerk's slip-up is the reason why he won $1 million in the Mega Millions drawing on April 15. The Mega Millions jackpot for the drawing on Fri., April 15 was $20 million, and Buster made sure he bought his tick
Apr 21, 2022, 6:54 am - Lottery News

Faithful Iowa Lottery player bags his second major prize in two years
Winner credits an act of kindness for his second big win By Kate Northrop One loyal Iowa Lottery player is reliving the moment he won the lottery after bagging his second major prize within two years. Delbert Littleton of Atlantic said the moment he found out he had won another six-figure lottery prize took his breath away, but it's not the first time it happened. In June 2020, the 64-year-old had presented a winning ticket for a $25,000 a year for life Lucky for Life prize to
Apr 19, 2022, 6:44 am - Lottery News

Iowa Lottery says gas prices, inflation impacting sales
Iowa Lottery sales so far this fiscal year are nearly even through February when compared to the record set last year, but soaring inflation and gas prices are starting to have an effect. Iowa Lottery spokesperson, Mary Neubauer, says higher gas prices and inflation are starting to show their impact on sales. That doesn't leave as much money for entertainment options such as the Lottery. So, we are starting to see some of the impact of that, Neubauer says. Sales of Instant scratch ticket
Mar 24, 2022, 11:27 am - Lottery News

Eddie Tipton released from prison on parole
Convicted lottery rigger continues to plead innocence By Kate Northrop Lottery rigging mastermind Eddie Tipton has been released on parole after serving a prison sentence for 4 years. In 2017, Eddie Tipton, 58, was sentenced to a maximum 25 years in prison for rigging multiple computerized lottery drawings in several states so he and other accomplices could collect multi-million-dollar jackpots. In a plea deal, the former lottery security chief also agreed to pay about $2.2 mil
Jan 31, 2022, 7:44 am - Lottery News

Iowa man unknowingly carries around $25,000 a year for life Lucky for Life lottery ticket for weeks
Lottery winner has some advice for those hoarding unchecked tickets By Kate Northrop It pays to check your lottery tickets, as one Iowa man walked around with a winning Lucky for Life ticket worth $25,000 a year for life in his wallet for a couple weeks before realizing its value. Michael Micky Pietz, 37, of Adel, was in good spirits after checking the unassuming lottery tickets that had been sitting in his wallet and finding that one of them was a big winner. In the mood to bu
Nov 5, 2021, 11:46 am - Lottery News

Iowa Lottery brings major upgrades to retailer terminals
New operating system joins brand-new equipment By Kate Northrop Iowa Lottery players might have begun to notice some changes the state lottery made to its retailer lottery terminals last weekend. Not only that, but the Lottery says that its recent changeover to a new operating system has opened the door to using updated technology, instruments, and consumer-facing hardware. This is a huge project the Lottery only takes on about once a decade because it involves replacing all of the
Oct 4, 2021, 7:13 pm - Lottery News

Iowa couple misses deadline to cash $100,000 Powerball ticket
Lottery winners plea with Iowa Lottery for extension By Kate Northrop A couple who held a winning Powerball lottery ticket worth $100,000 missed the deadline to claim their prize after discovering the rogue ticket in their car mere months too late. Having returned from a tour in Afghanistan in a wheelchair, Bradly Hanawalt of Des Moines never thought that luck was on his side. While going through his wife's car, he discovered a lone Powerball ticket worth $100,000 and instantly tho
Jun 17, 2021, 3:25 pm - Lottery News

Iowa man accused of lottery fraud for cashing ticket on friend's behalf
Friend of lottery winner pleads not guilty By Kate Northrop An associate of a lottery winner pleaded not guilty to lottery fraud after being accused of falsely cashing in a $50,000 winning scratch-off ticket. The Fort Dodge man was charged with one count of lottery fraud, a Class D felony classified as forgery or theft of a ticket, for turning in a winning lottery ticket that reportedly did not belong to him. Skyler Sturgis Hay, 29, allegedly committed the offense in 2018 when he vis
Mar 31, 2021, 2:14 pm - Lottery News

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