Somewhere in Iowa, a lottery player has claimed a prize that pushed things past a significant historical threshold. Since the Iowa Lottery’s start back in 1985, lottery players who bought their tickets in Iowa now have won a total of more than $3.8 billion in prizes.
And while we join you in saying, “Wow! Holy cow!” about the new milestone, we also offer our thanks to everyone who has bought a ticket. We do our best to keep things fresh and fun, and we’re glad you’ve enjoyed our products through the years.
We’ve not sure exactly which prize it was that lifted the winnings total past the $3.8 billion mark, but it sure is fun to see that number continue to climb!
Now, if you’re not a big winner yet, we know you likely won’t be satisfied until you see YOUR NAME on a big check. But we hope you can join in the celebration for now of this big number!
The other number that holds huge meaning for us is the total in lottery help to state causes. That proceeds total is currently at more than $1.7 billion, but it also is growing, so maybe we’ll see a new threshold on that side soon, too.
And just how are lottery proceeds used in Iowa? Click here to see the long list of ways that lottery funds have helped state causes through the years