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December 08, 2023


Hi, Jan. It appears from your question that you're asking about the top prizes in our games. One of the biggest determinants for the top prize level in a lottery game is population. And with Iowa being a fairly small state, we work hard to produce prize structures with larger prizes in them. We hope to one day design a scratch game with a $1 million top prize. But our players also have let us know through the years that they want more chances to win, so that's a factor that also goes into our game-planning process.

why doesn't Iowa lottery have Million-doll scratch off tickets?

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