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April 15, 2019

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Hi, Kevin. Yes, you could use your free-play coupon from the VIP Club to purchase a Powerball ticket later this month, and then use that ticket to enter the "Woo Hoo A Million For You Giveaway." You would have used your coupon to make your purchase, which is a valid form of payment. We'll have the full details about how you'll enter your tickets into the promotion as we get closer to its May 29 start date.

Will FREE Powerball tickets from the monthly VIP club coupon be eligible to enter in the Million Dollar unclaimed prize giveaway?
My guess is YES, but the rules so far say "any ticket PURCHASED"
and Coupon tickets are not actually PURCHASED but are FREE. I know that following rules to a T in contests is very important, and disqualifies many entries due to not following rules precisely. Like if a contests rules say "print" you better "print" or your entry is thrown out immediately.
No big deal but if FREE plays are not eligible I won't waste my time entering mine. Thanks!

Hi, Chuck. The only Powerball tickets that will be eligible for entry into the promotion are those purchased in Iowa from Wednesday, May 29, 2019, through the close of the entry period, which will end at 8:59 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. So, for example, if you buy at Powerball ticket at 4 a.m. on May 29, you will be able to enter it into the promotion even though you purchased it a few hours before the entry period's start, which will be at 9 a.m. that day. But if you buy a Powerball ticket at 5 p.m. on June 18, you will not be able enter it into the promotion because the entry period will already have closed earlier that day.

Hi, Ed. From what you have described, you would have purchased one ticket, which you could then use to make one entry into the promotion. Each ticket will be one entry, regardless of the number of plays on that ticket.

I buy my Powerball, Lotto America and Mega Millions tickets by the month. To get in the Powerball promotion I'll have to buy my tickets one at a time, right??

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