Iowa Lottery: Results, Winning Numbers, and General Information

By Milo Cruz
Last Updated: March 8, 2019

About the Iowa Lottery

Iowa Lottery logo

Legislation approving an Iowa Lottery was signed in April 1985, and ticket sales started soon after in August of the same year. Since then, the Iowa Lottery has raised billions to help improve the lives of all Iowans. Revenues generated by the lottery have been used for various state programs that have enhanced the state’s public education, agriculture, tourism, and many more.

Iowa Lottery Tickets

Iowa Lottery tickets are sold at any authorized retailer within the state of Iowa, and must be paid for with cash, debit card, or check (depending on the retailer). Credit cards are not accepted.

Also take note that a player must be 21 years old or older to purchase any ticket. Players that don’t meet this age requirement may still play, but only with the guidance of a parent or guardian.

Winning tickets for Iowa Lottery’s Lotto America and Lucky For Life must be redeemed within 365 days after the drawing. For Pick 3, Pick 4, and all instant games, winners have 90 days to claim their prize.

Can I buy IA Lottery tickets online?

No. Iowa laws do not permit the sale of tickets over the internet.

Iowa Lottery Games and Drawing Schedule

Lotto America

Lotto America features a rolling jackpot that starts at $2 million and grows until it’s won. To play, just pick 5 numbers from 1 to 52 and an additional Star Ball number from 1 to 10. The game’s All Star Bonus option lets players multiply their non-jackpot prizes by up to 5 times!

Lotto America has drawings every Wednesday and Saturday evening at approximately 10:00 PM CT.

Lucky For Life

Lucky For Life lets players play for a chance to win a top prize of $1,000 a day for life. The second prize is $25,000 per year for life, which isn’t too shabby either. Lucky For Life requires players to choose 5 numbers from 1 to 48, and an additional Lucky Ball number from 1 to 18.

Lucky For Life has drawings every Monday and Thursday at approximately 9:38 PM CT.

Pick 3

To play Pick 3, players have to choose 3 single-digit numbers from 0 to 9 and choose their desired play type. Players can win by matching the draw in exact order or in any order. They can also choose to match either the front or back pair in exact order.

Pick 3 has twice-a-day drawings at 12:20 PM and 10:00 PM CT.

Pick 4

In Pick 4, players must choose a set of 4 numbers, each between 0 to 9. By matching the draw in exact order or in any order, they win. Matching either the first 2 or last 2 numbers will also award them with a prize.

Pick 4 has twice-a-day drawings at 12:20 PM and 10:00 PM CT.

Here’s a rundown of the Iowa Lottery’s weekly schedule:

Lotto AmericaWednesdays and Saturdays10:00 PM
Lucky For LifeMondays and Thursdays9:38 PM
Pick 3Daily12:20 PM, 10:00 PM
Pick 4Daily12:20 PM, 10:00 PM

Notable Winners of Iowa Lotteries

Here are some of the Iowa Lottery’s biggest winners:

  • Allen & Roice Earles Trust from Maquoketa won $19,640,000 from Lotto America on March 21, 1990
  • Vandeboe-Elsinga Sep Ownership Agreement from Norwalk won $13,620,000 from Lotto America on December 3, 1988
  • Chuck Anderson from Davenport won $4,380,000 from Lotto America on May 10, 2018

Below are more recent winners from various scratch games:

  • Henrietta de la Rosa from Clermont won $100,000 in Spectacular Riches on February 25, 2019
  • Todd Wills from Logan won $30,000 in $300,000 Platinum Cash on February 22, 2019

Iowa Lottery Scratch Games

Looking for instant scratch-off games? The Iowa Lottery delivers, and with plenty of variety to choose from. Ticket prices range from $1 to all the way up to $30 per play.

Iowa Lottery scratch games

Iowa Lottery Second Chances – What is Second Chance?

Second chance drawings are promotional events that let players reuse their lottery and scratch game tickets for a chance to win awesome prizes. Second chance drawings for the Iowa Lottery are also known as Play It Again promotions.

How does Second Chance work for the IA Lottery?

Log in to the Iowa Lottery VIP club and create an account to participate in any promotional drawings available. By signing up, you also receive other awesome benefits like free plays, a newsletter, the ability to gift tickets, and more.

Information on the Iowa Lottery

Iowa Lottery Offices

The Iowa Lottery is headquartered in: 13001 University Ave., Clive IA 50325-8225 with telephone number 515-725-7900

They also have regional offices in the following locations:

Cedar Rapids2345 Blairs Ferry Rd NE
Cedar Rapids IA 52402-1918
515-725-7900
Mason City2900 4th St. SW
Mason City IA 50401-1531
641-424-6011
Storm Lake822 Flindt Dr
Storm Lake IA 50588-3205
712-732-6662
Council BluffsOmni Centre Business Park
300 W Broadway Ste 8
Council Bluffs IA 51503-4482
712-242-2161

Iowa Lottery Customer Support

If you’d like to get in touch with Iowa Lottery representatives, you may contact them through the following channels:

  • Winner’s Hotline: 515-323-4633
  • Email: wmaster@ialottery.com

Iowa Lottery Social Accounts

For more information and regular updates, you can also follow the Iowa Lottery on any of their social media accounts:

You can also visit the official Iowa Lottery blog for more information.

Iowa Lottery Apps and Technology

Download Iowa Lottery’s official mobile app, LotteryPlus, to take take the lottery wherever you go. Android and iOS mobile devices are supported. You can head to the Google Play Store or Apple App Store for more details.

Iowa Lottery mobile iOS Android app

The Iowa Lottery App lets you:

  • Scan your tickets to check for winners
  • View the latest jackpot amounts and winning numbers
  • Save your tickets and favorite numbers for future plays
  • Find the nearest retailers
  • and more.

Iowa Lottery Results and Winning Numbers

Want to find out what the current Iowa Lottery winning numbers are? You can visit Lottery USA for more up-to-date information on the latest Iowa Lottery results. There you’ll find news on all Iowa Lottery draw games – including winning draws, jackpot size, next drawing dates, and more.