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September 01, 2020


I agree and my friends and I were just talking about it the other day and they always winning and haven’t been either we bought 50 in tickets this weekend and only got $8 so after we enter second chances we will be done

The game Xtreme Winnings is the worst 10 dollar ticket I have ever played in my life. I've spent well over $200.00 on that ticket and haven't won not once.

The Iowa Lottery pay outs have really gone way down, but I'm not allowed why they try to make you think they went up. Sales is way down in all areas of the lottery, because of the covid-19 virus and job loss in Iowa.

Hi, James. You've likely heard us talk about the odds of winning in our games many times, and I'll go over those details again here now. In a scratch game, if the overall odds of winning are about 1 in 3.41, that does not mean that if you buy four tickets in a row, one of them will automatically win a prize. Rather, it means that if you were to buy all of the tickets available in that game, about 1 in 4 of them would win a prize, with winning tickets randomly distributed throughout the game. (There are hundreds of thousands if not millions of tickets in one of our scratch games.) Remember that each play in a lottery game is random and the results of prior tickets have no impact on an upcoming play. The video in the link here explains more about lottery odds, including an easy reference to remember with a deck of cards:

Hi, Connie. Some winners are just more celebratory by their nature and want to take a photo to remember the moment they claimed their prize. Other folks are more subdued, and we understand that. Not everyone responds to life events the same way. We offer our winners the opportunity to take a photo and receive an oversized, ceremonial check, but not everyone chooses to do that.

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