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First Round Of Warehouse Dash® Winners Announced

Three Lucky Lottery Players Will Be Heading To Chicago For The Dash Of A Lifetime

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Lottery held its first of two drawings today to select the first three winners in its Warehouse Dash promotion.

The three winners, Ruben Cardona of Lowden, Melissa Kramer of Marshalltown and Jan Peterson of Harlan, will travel to the lottery's Points for Prizes™ warehouse in Chicago, May 11 - 13, and participate in a 90-second dash through the prize warehouse to grab as much top-brand merchandise as they can.

These three Warehouse Dash winners will have the chance to grab everything offered in the VIP Club's online prize store, which includes televisions and other sought-after electronics, housewares, jewelry, camping gear, sporting equipment and more. Each winner will get to choose a partner to accompany them on their weekend getaway to Chicago and in the dash itself.

"There's no doubt the winners are going to have a great experience running through the warehouse and grabbing all of their favorite items," Lottery CEO Terry Rich said. "They may want to start practicing now for their 90-second dash."

If players who entered for the first drawing didn't get selected, their entries are still eligible for the second drawing on May 23. If players haven't entered to win yet, they can enter the promotion by first joining our VIP Club, if they're not already a member. On the ticket-entry page on the VIP Club website at, players will be asked to enter the 10-digit entry number from the front of a nonwinning $10 "Did I Win?" instant-scratch ticket, along with the ticket number from the back. A different nonwinning Did I Win ticket must be used for each entry.

The lottery will hold one more drawing to determine the second set of three contestants for the next Warehouse Dash. The second round of winners will be selected in a drawing May 23 for the same weekend getaway package June 22-23.

Each contestant and their guests will get a two-night stay at the Chicago Marriott® Downtown Magnificent Mile hotel, a welcome dinner at the nearby Fleming's® steakhouse, transportation to and from the warehouse for the dash, and then be able to relax and have fun on their own on the second night. Each contestant will receive $1,500 travel and spending cash and the lottery also will pay the state and federal taxes for the prize package.

The Warehouse Dash prize package is valued at an estimated $20,000, but the total amount will be determined by the merchandise each winner selects during the dash.

"I think this is one of the most exciting promotions we've done. It's hard not to get excited," Rich said. "Today's winners can get a head start by checking out all the current VIP Club prizes in our online store and see what they'll have to choose from to start making their dash list. It's almost like Christmas all over again."

Nonwinning Did I Win scratch tickets can be entered in the promotion from now through noon May 21 for the second drawing.

A few requirements to keep in mind:

  • You can only enter the promotion on the lottery's VIP Club website. Hand-delivered or mailed entries will not be accepted.
  • You can use each ticket only once as an eligible entry.
  • And, while you can enter multiple times, you can win only one Warehouse Dash prize package.
  • All tickets entered into the Warehouse Dash promotion also will earn players "Points For Prizes™" points that can be used in the Iowa Lottery's VIP Club store.