DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Lottery released a plan for a new giveaway, funded by the money from an unclaimed prize in Nevada.
"A $ 1 million prize was won in the Powerball drawing on April 11, 2018 at a Casey's store in Nevada, "Iowa Lottery CEO Matt Strawn said.
This is the first time in Iowa Lottery history that a $ 1
Strawn said the money had to go into a new giveaway to follow state code. "And then, the policy makers, of course, with the proceeds generated by the Iowa Lottery, state policy makers make those decisions on how to allocate those resources for state needs," Strawn said.
Tickets for the giveaway can be Purchased from May 29 through June 18, and you do not have any credits to get the prize.
"Every Powerball ticket purchased, only in Iowa in this three week window, represents a shot at a million dollars, "Strawn said.
Several said with $ 1 million they would do everything for buying college funds for their kids.
" With a million dollars, I would take care of my family, extended family and set my kids up for college and all of that, "Amber Hughes said.
" I would probably first make sure my kids' college education is fully funded and then find something fun to do and then probably give quite a bit away since it was just something that fell into my lap anyhow , "Chip Albright said.
" I have two kids as well, so the college fun would be a have. Beyond that, take a trip with the kids, ”Cody Allison said.
“ My husband and I would get new cars. "Going on vacation and probably giving the rest to charity," said Carol MacDonald.
The drawing for the promotion will be held June 19.