DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Lottery launched a plan for a new drawing, funded with money from an unclaimed prize in Nevada.
"He won a $ 1 million prize in the Powerball drawing on April 11, 2018 at a Casey store in Nevada," said Iowa Lottery CEO Matt Strawn.
This is the first time in the history of the Iowa Lottery that a $ 1 million prize has not been claimed.
Strawn said the money had to go to a new lottery to follow the state code. "And then, policymakers, of course, with the revenues generated by the Iowa Lottery, state policymakers make those decisions about how best to allocate those resources to state needs," Strawn said.
Tickets for the raffle can be purchased from May 29 through June 18, and you do not even have to have winning numbers to get the prize.
"Every Powerball ticket purchased, just in Iowa in this three-week window, represents a million-dollar injection," Strawn said.
Several Iowaans said that with $ 1 million they would do everything from buying cars to setting up college funds for their children.
"With a million dollars, I would take care of my family, my extended family and prepare my children for college and all that," said Amber Hughes.
"Probably, I would first make sure that my children's college education is fully funded and then find something fun to do and then probably give some distance, since it was something that fell into my lap anyway," said Chip Albright. .
"I also have two children, so college fun would be a necessity, and beyond that, take a trip with the kids," said Cody Allison.
"My husband and I would get new cars. We would go on vacation and probably give the rest to charity, "said Carol MacDonald.
The promotion raffle will take place on June 19.