The drawing results are in for our “Veterans Victory” promotion, and a northwest Iowa lottery player is finding out right now that they’re the winner of the custom-painted motorcycle!
We held the promotion drawing this morning, selecting Tracy Schultz of Peterson as the motorcycle winner. Peterson, population 334, is in Clay County.
Our players made nearly 97,000 entries in the promotion from its start on Jan. 6 through the end of the entry period at noon yesterday. The $1 “Ride To Riches” game was the entry vehicle for the promotion, and all proceeds from the sale of tickets in that game benefit Iowa veterans and their families through the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund.
The lottery had teamed up with artist Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II on the motorcycle project. It was the first time that Sorensen, the artist best known for his annual artwork on the huge “The Freedom Rock®” boulder near Greenfield in western Iowa, had painted a motorcycle. Since our first games to benefit the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund debuted in July 2008, the Iowa Lottery has raised nearly $15 million for the cause.
Thanks to everyone who entered! We’ll announce a new promotion in April that you’ll be able to enter with nonwinning tickets in a new scratch game.