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CLIVE, Iowa — For nearly a year, a Powerball® ticket winning a $50,000 prize rode around forgotten in a West Des Moines man’s work car. Fast forward to this month, and it’s a bad news-good news situation for the man.

Casey Langan, 49, said he recently was part of a layoff at his company, and was therefore cleaning out his work car when he found the lottery ticket still inside the center console. He later decided to check his numbers on the Iowa Lottery’s website and got quite a shock when he saw his big win.

“It couldn’t be better timing: Christmas, just getting let go from the job,” Langan told officials on Wednesday as he claimed his prize at lottery headquarters in Clive. “It was perfect timing.”

Langan matched four of five white balls and the Powerball in the Jan. 18 drawing. He was one number away from winning that night’s $343 million jackpot.

He purchased his winning easy-pick ticket at Kwik Star, 506 W. Ninth St. in Waterloo, where he and his wife lived at the time. He admits he forgot about the ticket after putting it in the car’s console.

“It’s been sitting in that work car ever since,” he said.

Langan said he didn’t believe his eyes when he checked the lottery website, so he took his ticket to a nearby convenience store to verify the win. He said he was relieved when he heard the “Woo-hoo! You’re a winner!” recording play from the store’s lottery terminal.

Langan claimed his prize about five weeks before it would’ve expired. In Iowa, lottery players have up to 365 days from the date of the drawing to claim Powerball prizes. He said that if it weren’t for losing his job, he probably would not have uncovered the winning ticket until it was too late to claim his winnings.

“I’ve been driving around for a year with $50,000 in the car, really,” he said. “If I didn’t get laid off, I don’t think I probably would’ve grabbed it. Things happen for a reason.”

The winning numbers in the Jan. 18 drawing were 20-24-38-56-68 and Powerball 18. The Power Play number was 2.

Langan recently moved to the Des Moines area with his wife, and said they plan to use part of his winnings for a down payment on a home.

“We’ve been walking around, like, ‘Gosh, it’d be great to be able to start looking at some houses,’” he said. “Now, with a down payment, we can start looking at them and have it be really realistic. That part’s really exciting.”

He also is in the running for a new job, and hopes his lottery luck will apply to that process as well.

His message to anyone who has a lottery ticket they have not yet checked?

“Check every single one of those!” he said.

Players in $2 Powerball choose their first five numbers from a pool of 69, and another number – called the Powerball – from a separate pool of 26. The Power Play option is available for an extra $1 per play.

CLIVE, Iowa — For nearly a year, a Powerball® ticket winning a $50,000 prize rode around forgotten in a West Des Moines man’s work car. Fast forward to this month, and it’s a bad news-good news situation for the man.

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.

Game Information

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.

Pick 3

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.

  1. Straight – Match all three numbers in the order they are drawn.
  2. Box – Match all three numbers in any order.
  3. Straight/Box – Match the numbers either exactly or in any order.
  4. Front Pair: Match the first two numbers in the order they are drawn.
  5. 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.

Iowa Lottery
13001 University Ave
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.

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