Iowa Lottery Results

Latest Iowa lottery results for POWERBALL ✔, MEGA MILLIONS ✔, LOTTO AMERICA IA ✔, LUCKY FOR LIFE IA ✔, PICK 3 ✔, PICK 4 ✔. Find all the information about lotteries in Iowa. Check your ticket or search past draws if you won the jackpot.

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Iowa Lottery Games

Founded in April 1985, the first Iowa Lottery draw took place in August the same year. Even though predominantly offering multi-jurisdictional games, local games afford additional opportunities to win significant sums of money every day.

Proceeds from the Iowa Lottery go to the General State Fund to support public services and initiatives such as education, natural resources, health and family services and public safety.

Powerball

Powerball is a world-famous lottery renowned for its long odds and often lucrative jackpots.

Powerball tickets cost $2.00, with players choosing five numbers between 1 and 69 plus a Powerball number between 1 and 26. Players can choose their numbers manually or go for a Quick Pick. A Power Play option is also available, costing $1.00 for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times.

Mega Millions

Mega Millions is another world-renowned lottery that’s even harder to win than Powerball, but with a very similar format.

As with Powerball, tickets cost $2.00.

Players must choose five numbers between 1 and 70 and a Mega Ball number between 1 and 25, with a Quick Pick option also being available for those wishing to play with random selections. Mega Millions has an additional Megaplier option for $1.00 for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times.

Lucky for Life

Lucky for Life is a popular lottery game played across 23 states and the District of Columbia, giving players the chance to win $1,000 a day (paid out as $365,000 annually) for the rest of their lives, or the option to take home a lump sum of $5.75 million.

Tickets cost $2.00, with players choosing five main numbers from 1 to 48 and a Lucky Ball number between 1 and 18. Quick Pick is also available for those who prefer to play with random selections.

Lotto America

Lotto America is a popular multi-jurisdictional game available in 13 states.

Entry costs $1.00, with players choosing five numbers from 1 to 52 and a Star Ball from 1 to 10, with Quick Picks being available for players who prefer random selections.

For an additional $1.00, players can add the All-Star Bonus Multiplier to increase non-jackpot prizes by up to five times.

Pick 4

Pick 4 has multiple entry options, with stakes costing $0.50, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00 or $5.00.

Players must choose four numbers from 0 to 9, and because each number is chosen independently, the same number can be chosen repeatedly if desired. Participants then choose whether to bet on matching numbers in the order drawn, in any order, or to split their chosen stake equally between both options.

Alternatively, players can bet on matching the front or back pairs of numbers drawn.

Pick 3

Pick 3 has multiple entry options, with stakes costing $0.50, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00 or $5.00.

Players must choose three numbers from 0 to 9, and because each number is chosen independently, the same number can be chosen repeatedly if desired. Participants then choose whether to bet on matching numbers in the order drawn, in any order, or to split their chosen stake equally between both options.

Alternatively, players can bet on matching the front or back pairs of numbers drawn.

Iowa Lottery Game Schedule

The table below provides an overview of the schedule for each Iowa lottery game.

Lottery Game MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Mega Millions 22:00 22:00
Powerball 22:00 22:00 22:00
Lucky for Life 21:38 21:38 21:38 21:38 21:38 21:38 21:38
Lotto America 22:00 22:00
Pick 4 12:20
22:00
12:20
22:00
12:20
22:00
12:20
22:00
12:20
22:00
12:20
22:00
12:20
22:00
Pick 3 12:20
22:00
12:20
22:00
12:20
22:00
12:20
22:00
12:20
22:00
12:20
22:00
12:20
22:00

Iowa Lottery Odds and Jackpots

Although Pick 3 has the best odds, the most lucrative jackpots can be obtained through Mega Millions, Powerball and Lucky for Life.

Lottery Game Winning Odds Minimum Jackpot
Mega Millions 1 in 302,575,350 $40 million
Powerball 1 in 292,201,338 $40 million
Lucky for Life 1 in 30,821,472 $1,000 a day for life
($5.75 million if players take the lump-sum option)
Lotto America 1 in 25,989,600 $2 million
Pick 4 1 in 10,000 $6,000
Pick 3 1 in 1,000 $600

Iowa Lottery Advance Play Options

All Iowa Lottery games have Advance Play options, with the number of draws that can be entered at once being highlighted in the table below.

Lottery Game No. of Advance Draws Players Can Enter
Powerball Up to 10
Mega Millions Up to 10
Lotto America Up to 10
Lucky for Life Up to 10
Pick 3 Up to 16
Pick 4 Up to 16

Iowa Lottery Scratch-Offs

Known as Scratch Games in Iowa, scratch-offs can pay out multiple cash prizes, while jackpots are typically proportional to the cost of the scratch-off itself.

Iowa Lottery scratch-offs range in price from $1.00 to $30 , with jackpots ranging from $100 to $300,000!

Lower-priced games typically have winning odds of around 1 in 2.5, with the more lucrative games having winning odds of around 1 in 2.5.

Scratch Games are removed from sale as soon as all jackpots have been claimed, with players then having a further 180 days to claim prizes.

Detailed information about scratch-offs, prize tiers, payouts and odds is available on the official Iowa Lottery website .

Iowa Lottery Tax Information

The tables below highlight taxes payable on Iowa Lottery prizes.

Iowa Lottery Taxes for U.S. citizens and residents amount to 5% on prizes between $600 and $5,000, as detailed below.

Prize Value Tax Percentage
Between $600 and $5,000 State Taxes 5%

Iowa Lottery Taxes for U.S. citizens and residents amount to 29% on prizes exceeding $5,000, as detailed below.

Prize Value Tax Percentage
Over $5,000 State Taxes 5%
Federal Taxes 24%

Iowa Lottery Taxes for non-U.S. citizens or non-residents amount to 35% on all prizes exceeding $600, as detailed below.

Prize Value Tax Percentage
Over $600 State Taxes 5%
Federal Taxes 30%

How to Claim Iowa Lottery Payouts

There are multiple ways that winnings can be collected in Iowa.

Prizes of $599 or less can be claimed:

  • At Iowa Lottery retailers
  • At any Iowa Lottery Claim Center
  • By drop box at the Iowa Lottery Headquarters
  • By mail

Note that some retailers have policies regarding how much cash is available to employees for payouts. Players are therefore advised to check if retailers are able to make payouts before travelling.

Prizes between $600 and $250,000 can be claimed:

  • At any Iowa Lottery Claim Center
  • By drop box at the Iowa Lottery Headquarters
  • By mail

Prizes of $250,000 and over can only be claimed in person at Iowa Lottery Headquarters.

All mail in claims for prizes exceeding $100 must include the signed winning lottery ticket, a completed claim form and the relevant tax documentation, as detailed by the Iowa Lottery.

All claims for prizes exceeding $600 must include the above documentation, plus a copy of a government-issued photo ID.

How to Contact the Iowa Lottery

Operator Games Official Website Main Address Local Tel. No.
Iowa Lottery Powerball
Mega Millions
Lotto America
Lucky for Life
Pick 4
Pick 3
https://ialottery.com/ 13001 University Avenue,
Clive,
IA 50325-8225,
USA
1-515-725-7900

Which Iowa Lottery scratch-off has the biggest jackpot?

Although the value of the most lucrative Iowa Lottery scratch-offs change on a periodic basis, the biggest jackpot on offer is typically around $300,000.

Can I buy Iowa Lottery tickets online?

No, tickets are only sold at authorized Iowa Lottery retailers.

How much tax is paid on Iowa Lottery winnings?

Taxation on Iowa Lottery winnings depends on player residency and citizenship.

For U.S. citizens and residents, 5% state tax is levied on all Iowa Lottery prizes between $600 and $5,000.

For U.S. citizens and residents, 29% tax is levied on all Iowa Lottery prizes over $5,000, of which 5% is state tax and 24% is federal tax.

Non-U.S. citizens or non-residents pay 35% tax on all prizes over $600, of which 5% is state tax and 30% is federal tax.

How do Iowa Lottery winners get paid?

Some Iowa lottery games pay in regular instalments or lump sums, while others pay out lump sums only.

How long does it take to receive Iowa Lottery winnings?

All prizes claimed in person are paid out the same day.

All prizes claimed by mail will be processed in the order received. Although the Iowa Lottery does not establish a specific timeline for payouts, players can expect to wait up to a month for winnings.

How is the $1,000 a day Lucky for Life jackpot paid out?

Players who win the Lucky for Life jackpot will receive annual payments of $365,000 for the rest of their lives, or a lump sum of $5.75 million.

If there are multiple Lucky for Life jackpot winners, a lump sum of $5.75 million will be split equally between them.

Lucky for Life annuity payouts are guaranteed for a minimum of 20 years, so if the winner dies before receiving 20 years of payouts, the remaining payments will go to their estate.