Entries for our current "Mystery Millionaire" promotion continue to roll in, but players only have a few more days to purchase their tickets.
You have until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, which is July 28, to purchase a special $5 Mystery Millionaire pack from your favorite Iowa Lottery retailer. So far we've seen over 100,000 entries, but we won't know final numbers until the end of the promotion.
In case you haven't purchased the pack yet, here's a reminder of what you'll get: an easy-pick Powerball with Power Play ticket, an easy-pick Hot Lotto Sizzler ticket, and along with those, a bonus Mystery Millionaire entry ticket with a code you'll enter on the lottery's website at www.ialottery.com.
If you do make an error, we cannot change the entries after they have been submitted for security purposes. But we will post the winners' information exactly as it was received when they entered. So if your name is selected, you should recognize the information when it is posted to our website.
On Aug. 2, the lottery will select 49 winning tickets in the promotion. Thirty-four of players whose entries are selected will win prizes of $10,000 each. The other 15 will advance to the Mystery Millionaire Giveaway on Aug. 19 at the Iowa State Fair. Each of the contestants at the Fair will win at least $25,000 and could win the grand prize of $1 million!
But lottery players aren't the only ones who can win big in the promotion - we'll also have prizes for the retailers that sell the winning tickets and the audience members at our live event.
The 15 semifinalists who attend the State Fair event each will receive four admission tickets to the Fair; two parking passes; hotel stay for two; admission for two to an exclusive dinner on Saturday, Aug. 18; and spending cash.
Here’s the run-down on our event at the Fair: The first 1,000 audience members who check in at the live show site on the Grand Concourse will get tickets to attend the give-away. Fifteen people in the audience that day will win prizes ranging from $250 to $1,000. And the retailers whose locations sell the winning tickets to the 15 semi-finalists on the stage at that live give-away show will win prizes from $500 up to $2,000.
The clock is ticking! Get your entries in today!