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Learn the results of our first drawing and who will be going to our Final Drawing at the Iowa State Fair live event on Aug. 19!

The First Drawing

The First Drawing was held on Aug. 2 for 49 prizes. In this drawing, 15 players advanced as semifinalists to the Mystery Millionaire Final Drawing at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 19, where they will win from $25,000 up to $1 million! Also, 34 lucky players won a $10,000 prize (all winners are listed below in alphabetical order by last name). Plus, audience members can win prizes at the live drawing on Aug. 19, too! (See details below.)

15 Semifinalist Winners

Thuan Duffert, Des Moines
Betty Freilinger, Monona
Joseph Holmes, Muscatine
Janese Hopkins, Cedar Rapids
Kathy Kasner, Ferguson
Kandy Lorimer, Fairfax
Allison Martin, Cedar Falls
Brenda Mertens, Vinton
Chuck Noty, Garner
Elena Reddersdorf, Eldridge
Kevin Reynolds, Bettendorf
Richard Ritze, Alburnett
Douglas Steenson, Waukee
Dean Stuhr, Des Moines
Sheree Watson, Charles City

$10,000 Prize Winners (34)

Frank Anderson, Clinton
Diane Bales, Cedar Rapids
Judy Bauer, Walker
Tim Brooks, Goldfield
Terry Bryant, Pleasant Hill
Rick Charbonneau, Logan
Doug Conner, Wausaukee, WI
Gary Dezell, Atkins
Judy Fox, Waterloo
Louis Harvey, Ottumwa
Debbra Hebert, Solon
Ronald Huber, Delhi
Patty Laire, Elliott
Debra Lamar, Bettendorf
Janice Megel, Des Moines
Charlie Miller, Bouton
Billie Mims, Cedar Rapids
J C Nobbe, Rockwell City
Linda Northouse, Des Moines
Ricky Peterson, Fort Dodge
Tim Rau, Council Bluffs
Norm Roller, Yetter
Chad Sadler, Hopkinton
Sarah Scogin, Waterloo
Gayle Seehusen, Cedar Rapids
Darwin Stock, Waverly
Harve Sultan, Davenport
James Temple, South Point, OH
Kathryn Van Brocklin, Lansing
Nancy Vincent, Story City
Katie Vriezelaar, Urbandale
Martin Wadle, Algona
Jennifer Winn, Hawarden
Amee Wyatt, Farmington

The Final Drawing Live Event

Blue RibbonThe 15 semifinalists each will participate in the live Mystery Millionaire Final Drawing on the Grand Concourse at the Iowa State Fair at 1 p.m. on Extreme Sunday, Aug. 19. Each semifinalist will win a minimum of $25,000 (see the prize list below)! The live drawing will be fun and full of surprises - the stage will be filled with funnel cakes, blue ribbons and more, just what you'd expect at the Iowa State Fair!

Each semifinalist also will receive four State Fair admission tickets; two Fair parking tickets; one hotel room for Saturday night (double occupancy); two admissions to an invitation-only dinner on Saturday night, Aug. 18; and spending cash, with all federal and state withholding taxes paid. Approximate value of this package is $700.

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Mediacom subscribers can watch the drawing event in its entirety on MC22 at 9 p.m. on Aug. 19.

Semifinalist Prizes

We'll have lots of fun at the final drawing, but no cash will be awarded that day. Winners will receive a claim form so they may receive their prize at a later date.

  • 1 player will win $1 million
  • 2 players will win $100,000 each
  • 4 players will win $50,000 each
  • 8 players will win $25,000 each

Be in the Audience For a Chance to Win!

Audience Member TshirtBe one of the 1,000 people in the audience at the live drawing event at the Fair on Aug. 19 for your chance to win, too! Look for the Lottery's stage on the Grand Concourse beginning at 9 a.m. Aug. 19 to register to be an audience member contestant for the final drawing and get a free Mystery Millionaire T-shirt. Fifteen lucky audience members will share in the winnings with prizes of $250 to $1,000.

Audience contestants must be at least 21 years of age and have a photo ID to register. The first 1,000 Fairgoers who register will be given a ticket with a number for the Final Drawing live event and a T-shirt. Audience contestants must be present to win a prize.

Audience Member Prizes

We'll have lots of fun at the final drawing, but no cash will be awarded that day. Winners will receive a claim form so they may receive their prize at a later date.

  • 1 audience member will win $1,000
  • 2 audience members will win $750 each
  • 4 audience members will win $500 each
  • 8 audience members will win $250 each


The following rules are available in PDF format. To view or print a copy of the rules, click on the link, which will open up in a new window.

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