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Powerball First Millionaire of the Year®
Promotion FAQs

September 12 - October 11, 2022

Eligible Tickets

Who is eligible to enter the promotion?

Only Iowa Lottery VIP Club members are eligible to enter Play It Again® promotions. Membership is completely free! Join now.

Which tickets are eligible for the promotion and when can they be entered?

Eligible Iowa Lottery Powerball® tickets may be entered after 10 am on Sept. 12 and before 10 am on Oct. 11, 2022.

During what period of time does my ticket have to be purchased to be eligible to enter in the promotion?

Only Iowa Lottery Powerball® tickets purchased on or after Sept. 4, 2022 are eligible for entry.

If I've bought a Powerball ticket in Iowa, does that mean I'm automatically entered in the promotion?

No. You need to log in to your VIP Club account and enter the ticket into the promotion to have a chance to win.

Can I enter tickets from any other lotto games in the promotion?

Tickets in any games other than Powerball are ineligible.

Can I enter winning Powerball tickets in the promotion?

Yes, winning and nonwinning Powerball tickets are eligible to be entered.

If my ticket has multiple plays on it, will that count as more than one entry into the promotion?

No. Each ticket entered counts as one entry into the promotion, regardless of the number of plays on it, or the number of Powerball drawings for which the ticket is eligible.

Do I need to keep my Powerball ticket after I enter it?

No, you do not have to keep your ticket to be eligible to win in the promotion. However, be sure to check all of your Powerball tickets to see if they've won a prize in the Monday, Wednesday or Saturday drawing for which you bought them!

Promotion Prizes

What are the dates for the trip to New York City?

The winner will leave Des Moines on Dec. 29, 2022 and return to Des Moines on Jan. 1, 2023.

Is the VIP New York trip experience package transferrable?

The trip package will be awarded only to the winner as drawn and posted on the Iowa Lottery website. Valid ID is required to claim a trip prize package (see the Powerball First Millionaire of the Year Play It Again Promotion Rules PDF for more details).

If I am the trip winner, how will my travel be booked?

dick clark productions (dcp), the producer of the Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve broadcast, is partnering with Powerball on this exclusive promotional package. A representative of dcp's travel agency will contact all winners to discuss travel arrangements, including:

  • Flight arrangements
  • Hotel booking
  • Details of NYC events

Is the $1 million awarded to the Powerball First Millionaire of the Year a cash prize or an annuitized prize?

This is a cash prize.

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