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'Power Cruise' Promotion Offers Powerball® Players Chance To Win Exclusive Caribbean Vacation

25 Cruise Packages Up For Grabs In Iowa As Part of Lottery Promotion

CLIVE, Iowa – Iowa Lottery players can enter Powerball® tickets in an online promotion during the next two months for a shot at 25 Caribbean cruise vacation packages sailing to Key West, Fla., and Cozumel, Mexico.

"We're part of a group of lotteries that will take over an entire cruise ship to give Powerball players a can't-miss trip," Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich said. "We'll deck out the entire ship with the Powerball logo and colors, have cash-prize drawings exclusively for those on board, and bring in headline acts to put on concerts for the lucky audience on the ship. It will be an experience you can't find anywhere else."

Powerball players can enter the "Power Cruise™" promotion online from Sunday through March 29 using the code printed on eligible tickets. The Iowa Lottery will hold six prize drawings for cruise packages, with 25 trips awarded to players who enter with Iowa tickets. The Caribbean cruise on the Royal Caribbean® "Brilliance of the Seas®" ship will depart from Tampa, Fla., in January 2018 to give trip winners plenty of time to plan for their vacations.

Iowa is one of 24 U.S. lotteries that will be part of the Power Cruise campaign, with the entire ship exclusively reserved for the five-night cruise for lottery trip winners from across the country.

Twelve of the cruise packages available to Iowa players will be for Balcony staterooms on the ship; seven will be for Ocean View staterooms; and six will be for Interior staterooms. Each vacation package for two will include airfare to Florida; a one-night hotel stay in Tampa the night before the cruise departs; ground transportation from the airport to the hotel and the hotel to the port; a stateroom with all amenities for a five-night cruise to the Caribbean departing Jan. 15, 2018, with two ports of call; a $250 credit on the ship; primary gratuities paid for the room attendant and dining-room staff on the ship; and ground transfer from the port to the airport when the cruise has concluded. The cruise packages are each valued at more than $4,800.

Once the cruise begins, the fun will really get going for those on the ship. There will be 200 pre-paid gift cards of $500 each awarded to registered trip winners on the ship. And on the final evening of the cruise, a $50,000 grand prize will be awarded to one of the registered trip winners onboard.

Those on the cruise liner also will be treated to exclusive concerts by the rock group the Goo Goo Dolls; rap artist Flo Rida and pop singer Macy Kate.

To enter the promotion, Iowa Lottery players must join or already be members of the lottery's free VIP Club. Powerball tickets purchased from Feb. 5-March 29 can be entered in the promotion via the lottery's VIP Club website or on the Power Cruise Collect 'N Win app available through iTunes® and Google Play®.

The Iowa Lottery will hold six weekly promotional prize drawings beginning Feb. 22. Here is the drawing schedule and the number of prizes that will be awarded:

Entry Period Cruise Packages Drawing Date
Feb. 5 - Feb. 20 4 Feb. 22
Feb. 5 – Feb. 27 4 March 1
Feb. 5 – March 6 4 March 8
Feb. 5 – March 13 4 March 15
Feb. 5 – March 20 4 March 22
Feb. 5 – March 29 5 March 31


Each eligible Powerball ticket entered in the promotion will give the player entry symbols, with the goal of collecting enough symbols to complete a game card with six squares. Each card that a player completes will count as one entry in the promotion. Rules and complete details are available on the lottery's website at www.ialottery.com and drawing results also will be posted there.

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