The lottery has about 115 employees, many of whom are out and about each week visiting our 2,400 retail locations.
As Iowa Lottery employees, it’s against the law for us to buy tickets in Iowa or claim a lottery prize in this state. It makes sense that we shouldn’t be playing, since we know the ins and outs of the lottery and its games.
But it’s perfectly fine for Iowa Lottery employees to the play the lottery outside of Iowa because we don’t work for the lotteries in those other states. And I confess that reverse psychology works on me in instance. Since I can’t play in Iowa, I almost always stop to buy lottery tickets when I’m out of state. Hey, I want to win, too!