Iowa Lottery Numbers
Click on a quick link to check out the latest Iowa Lottery numbers. Whether you want to know more about All or Nothing or need to find out about the latest winning Pick 4 numbers, you’ll find it all right here.
Current lottery games include: Powerball – Mega Millions – Lucky for Life – Lotto America – Pick 3 – Pick 4.
– Latest Iowa Numbers
Buying Iowa Lottery Tickets
Currently only multi-state games Powerball, Lotto America and Mega Millions are available to play from outside the USA. Visit the Tickets page to find out more.
Iowa Lottery Drawing Schedule
How late can you buy lottery tickets in Iowa? Find out in the table below:
|Game||Draw Days||Draw Times*||Ticket Sales Close At*|
|Powerball||Wednesday & Saturday||9:59 PM||8:59 PM|
|Mega Millions||Tuesday & Friday||10:00 PM||8:59 PM|
|Lucky for Life||Monday & Thursday||9:38 PM||8:30 PM|
|Lotto America||Wednesday & Saturday||10:00 PM||8:59 PM|
|Pick 3||Daily||12:20 PM & 10:00 PM||12:00 PM & 9:40 PM|
|Pick 4||Daily||12:20 PM & 10:00 PM||12:00 PM & 9:40 PM|
|*Times are shown in CT.|
Iowa residents are truly spoiled when it comes to lottery games – not only can they take part in Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto America and Lucky for Life, they can also indulge in fun in-state games, Pick 3 and Pick 4.
Iowa Pick 3 began in 1998 and is now played twice a day, at around 12.20pm and 10pm. There are five different ways to play, and the type of game a player chooses determines the prizes they can win.
- Straight – Match all three numbers in the order they are drawn.
- Box – Match all three numbers in any order.
- Straight/Box – Match the numbers either exactly or in any order.
- Front Pair: Match the first two numbers in the order they are drawn.
- Back Pair: Match the last two numbers in the order they are drawn.
|Type of Play||Odds||$0.50||$1||$2||$3||$4||$5|
|Straight||1 in 1,000||$300||$600||$1,200||$1,800||$2,400||$3,000|
|Box 6-Way||1 in 167||$50||$100||$200||$300||$400||$500|
|Box 3-Way||1 in 333||$100||$200||$400||$600||$800||$1,000|
|Straight/Box 6-Way Exact||1 in 1,000||N/A||$350||$700||$1,050||$1,400||$1,750|
|Straight/Box 6-Way Any||1 in 167||N/A||$50||$100||$150||$200||$250|
|Straight/Box 3-Way Exact||1 in 1,000||N/A||$400||$800||$1,200||$1,600||$2,000|
|Straight/Box 3-Way Any||1 in 333||N/A||$100||$200||$300||$400||$500|
|Front Pair||1 in 100||$30||$60||$120||$180||$240||$300|
|Back Pair||1 in 100||$30||$60||$120||$180||$240||$300|
A 3-Way game is used to describe a selection where two of the three numbers are the same, for example 112, as there are only three different ways the numbers can be ordered (112, 121, 211). If a selection has three different numbers, for example 123, it is called 6-Way (123, 132, 213, 231, 312, 321).
Pick 4 is a very similar game to Pick 3, except players must select four numbers and there are even more ways to win. It is possible to win up to $30,000 for matching four main numbers in the order they are drawn.
Iowa Scratch Cards
The Iowa Lottery also sells a wide variety of Scratch and pull-tab games. These instant win games are sold at authorized retailers alongside tickets for draw games, but the difference is that you could win a cash prize straight away if you pick up a Scratch ticket or a pull-tab ticket. Why not pick up one today and see what happens?
Claiming Iowa Lottery Prizes
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there have been some changes in the way you claim prizes in Iowa. You can find updates on our dedicated Coronavirus Lottery Updates page.
You’ll have 90 days from the draw date to claim any prizes you won from Iowa draw games like Pick 3 and Pick 4. Scratch, and pull-tab wins must be redeemed within 90 days of the official end-of-game date. InstaPlay prizes need to be collected within 90 days of purchase. Winners have 365 days to claim prizes from multi-state lottery games like Mega Millions, Powerball, Lucky for Life and Lotto America.
All prizes under $1 million may be collected via mail (see below).
If you win up to $600 on a lottery or Scratch game, then you can also redeem your prize from any authorized retailer. If you win up to $600 on a pull-tab game, then you need to go back to where you purchased the ticket in order to claim your winnings.
The lottery has also implemented a secure dropbox for leaving claims at its Clive headquarters – contact the lottery for details if you are interested in using this option.
Prizes of $1 million and above and some merchandise prizes must be claimed in person at lottery headquarters in Clive; contact the lottery to arrange an appointment.
Prizes worth $600 or more will be subject to a state tax of five percent and all prizes worth $5,000 or more will be subject to an additional federal withholding tax of 25 percent.
Claim a prize by mail
To claim your prize of under $1 million by mail, fill out the details on the back of the ticket and send it to the address below.
If the claimant is a minor, a parent or guardian must also sign the ticket.
If the prize is over $100 then you’ll also need to complete a claim form and the Federal Form W-9.
For prizes over $600, include the ticket and above documents as well as a copy of a government-issued photo ID.
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Clive, IA 50325-8225
History of the Iowa Lottery
The Iowa Lottery was created in April 1985 and the first tickets went on sale on August 22nd, 1985. As a founding member of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), Iowa began selling Lotto*America tickets in 1988. Powerball tickets went on sale in 1992 and the lottery started participating in Mega Millions in January 2010.
Since it was first established, the Iowa Lottery has generated more than $1.5 billion for state initiatives. Revenue from lottery ticket sales goes towards supporting Iowa’s veterans, projects under the supervision of the state General Fund and Vision Iowa, which helps create attractive tourist destinations.
The All or Nothing game stopped on the 30th June 2017.
You must be at least 21 years old if you want to play games offered by the Iowa Lottery.
View the Iowa Lottery numbers and prize payout information for Powerball, Mega Millions, Pick 4 and more. Are you an IA Lottery winner?
Iowa and Minnesota All or Nothing Tips
All or Nothing is a 12/24 lotto game that started on January 28, 2014. This game is shared by Iowa and Minnesota. Similar to the original 12/24 lotto game, Texas’s All or Nothing, this game has a unique prize structure since it awards an equal jackpot for choosing the correct half of the numbers as winners OR for picking none of the right numbers.
To play All or Nothing, choose 12 numbers from 1-24. Tickets are $2 each. Drawings are held twice a day. The odds of winning All or Nothing are 1 in 2,704,156. There is a $100,000 jackpot prize for matching all 12 winning numbers or for matching zero numbers. The overall odds of winning a prize are one in 4.5. Win All or Nothing 10 different ways, for matching 8 or more numbers or for matching 4 or less numbers.
Iowa and Minnesota All or Nothing is a tough game to strategize for because it draws TWO times a day. That means you have to be very quick. You will only have a few hours between drawings to update your lotto history, create the charts to pick the best numbers, and go buy your tickets! That doesn’t leave much time, but it is possible to improve the odds if you are ready!
Here are some valuable number selection tips for Iowa and Minnesota All or Nothing from Gail Howard’s book, Lottery Master Guide, that should fatten your bank account. (Advantage Gold software makes all the number selection charts for this game.
Lottery Strategies to Help You Win Iowa and Minnesota All or Nothing
Thirty-six percent of all the winning numbers drawn in Iowa and Minnesota All or Nothing are numbers that won in the last drawing.
WHEN TO PLAY A LONG SHOT NUMBER
Since 50 percent of all All or Nothing numbers are drawn each game and there are so few numbers to pick from, you don’t see many long skip periods between wins. When you see a number out more than about 8 drawings, by all means play it. Probability is on your side.
GET THE ODD/EVEN ADVANTAGE
You should have a relatively equal mix of odd and even numbers. More than half of all the drawings have a relatively even spread of 5 Odd/7 Even, 6 Odd/6 Even or 7 Odd/5 Even. There has never been a drawing in All or Nothing in which all Odd or all Even numbers occurred. The Odd/Even Bias Tracker ® in Advantage Gold tells you when you should play more Odd or more Even numbers.
GET THE HIGH/LOW ADVANTAGE
In All or Nothing, half your numbers should be chosen from the Low Numbers, 1 to 12, and the other half chosen from the High Numbers, 13 to 25. More than half of all the drawings have a relatively even spread of 7 Low/5 High, 6 Low/6 High, or 5 Low/7 High. There has never been a drawing in which all Low or all High numbers occurred. The Low/High Bias Tracker ® tells you whether you should play more Low or more High numbers the next drawing.
LOTTO NUMBER SUM ADVICE – PLAY A BALANCED GAME ®
After you choose five numbers you want to play, add them together and make sure that the sum of the 12 numbers adds up to somewhere between 131 and 169. Sums that fall within that range will account for over 70 percent of all lottery jackpots won.
Wheeling with All or Nothing
Although this type of pick-12 game is becoming more popular in the USA, we do not currently have wheels designed for this type of game. The more numbers that are added to the pick-size, the more complicated the wheels are to create. The best we can recommend at this point is to use a pick-10 wheel from Wheel 10 Keno Gold. Then, choose 2 “Power Numbers” or favorite numbers and add them to every combination created by the wheel to complete your 12 numbers on your bet slips.
Lottery Pools and Lottery Syndicates
POOL YOUR WAY TO LOTTO RICHES
Several of the 109 Lotto jackpots won with Smart Luck lottery systems were won by groups of people who pooled their money. Sharing the ticket cost with others stretches your Lotto budget. By playing with a group, you can afford to buy more lottery tickets—and play larger wheeling systems—than you could (or should) by yourself. Draw up an agreement and have the members of your pool sign it.
How to Get Lucky in Lotto
CASH IN ON THE LUCK OF OTHERS
When you form a Lotto pool, your group is also pooling its aggregate luck. A jackpot could happen because of the luck just one member brings to your pool. Select your partners carefully. Share your luck with winners, not losers. Avoid negative people; not only are they unlucky, but they dampen enthusiasm and drain energy from others. You want to enhance your own luck, not dilute its strength. One quick way to tell winners from losers is simply to ask them: “Do you think you are a lucky person?” Many people quickly admit, “I’m unlucky. I never win anything.” They won’t bring good luck to your group either.
CASH IN ON A POSITIVE ATTITUDE
No one should play games of chance out of desperation because they need the winnings. The needy have a greater fear of losing the hard-earned money they gamble with. It is just one of life’s dirty tricks that the very fear of losing blocks the winning forces. Thoughts are charged with energy, especially when triggered by emotion. Fear attracts exactly that which one fears. A strong desire for a goal that is charged with positive energy, attracts a positive response, especially when every effort is made to attain that goal.
Good Luck with Smart Luck ® .
Win with Lotto Software and Books
See all Smart Luck lottery software and lotto books or the full lottery product guide. to use for Iowa and Minnesota All or Nothing.
Iowa and Minnesota All or Nothing Tips All or Nothing is a 12/24 lotto game that started on January 28, 2014. This game is shared by Iowa and Minnesota. Similar to the original 12/24 lotto game,