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February 01, 2017

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Hello. The answer to your question has two parts to it: The money from lottery prizes that expire without being claimed in Iowa goes into our prize pools for future games and promotions. So it will be used to pay prizes, just not those prizes that have expired. The proceeds raised from the sale of lottery tickets in Iowa have three main purposes: They provide support for our state's veterans and their families through the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund; help for a variety of significant projects through the state General Fund; and backing for the Vision Iowa program, which was implemented to create tourism destinations and community attractions in the state and build and repair schools.

Lottery are all scams, other wise people would be more smaller winners. Where is all the non winning money going To? You diffently hide your money well.

I think the law needs a "longer arm" to reach predators. It is very apparent that the law breakers think they cannot be caught or prosecuted if they are operating outside the United States. Where are the people in power of providing our safety and changing the law at?

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As the lottery’s vice president of external relations, I’m a member of the senior management team at the Iowa Lottery, where I’ve worked since 1999. I’ve spent my years at the lottery learning as much as I can about all the ins and outs of the lottery industry. I’ll put that knowledge to work here so I can share the behind-the-scenes details with you!