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Play Hawkeye Gold scratch tickets with the Iowa Lottery for a chance to win Iowa Hawkeye women's basketball tickets, or men's basketball or wrestling tickets.

This promotion has ended. Winners will be announced when available.

Win Tickets to Carver-Hawkeye Arena™ for Iowa Hawkeye™ Basketball and Wrestling!

Play Hawkeye™ Gold scratch tickets today and enter nonwinning tickets for a chance to win VIP basketball or wrestling tickets, or arena seats with the Countdown to Carver™ promotion from the Iowa Lottery! Enter to win in the VIP Club today!

The Countdown to Carver promotion lets you be a part of the action! And yes, this includes the sold-out Hawkeye women's basketball and Iowa men's wrestling teams! Cheer on your favorite Iowa team, with chances to win tickets to watch Iowa™ women's or men's basketball, or men's wrestling matches in Carver-Hawkeye Arena or a chance to attend the Hawkeye Basketball Doubleheader event at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Saturday, Dec. 16.

Not a member? Join the Iowa Lottery VIP Club today and register to win for prizes of all kinds, including cash, experiences and merchandise.

Choose your tickets and witness greatness with the Iowa Hawkeye's this season!

basketballsIt gets better, each eligible nonwinning Hawkeye Gold scratch ticket entered into the VIP Club is your chance to win tickets to the game or meet of your choice, AND the seat of your choice! Lucky VIP Club members will experience the all new Iowa Lottery Terrace at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, complete with wait staff service including food, water, soda and Carver™ Cones! Or you have your chance at arena seats too, closer to the court action!

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at Carver-Hawkeye Arena

This package includes a parking pass plus four (4) Iowa Lottery Terrace tickets complete with padded chairs and a private table, and wait staff with complimentary food, water and soda. Enter to win this experience to any Iowa women's basketball game or select conference men's basketball home games, or men's wrestling home meets of your choice.

arena seatsCarver-Hawkeye Arena Seats

This package includes a parking pass, plus four (4) arena seat tickets to the Iowa women's or men's basketball home game, or men's wrestling home meet of your choice and $100 spending money paid via check.

Hawkeye Doubleheader at Wells Fargo ArenaHawkeye Doubleheader
at Wells Fargo Arena

This package includes two (2) VIP suite tickets to the Hy-Vee Hawkeye Showcase doubleheader on Saturday, Dec. 16 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The suite experience comes complete with complimentary food, water and soda, Iowa Lottery and Iowa Hawkeye co-branded swag and a parking pass. Enter to win, and you and a guest can watch BOTH the Hawkeye men's basketball vs. Florida A&M at 3:30 p.m. and the Hawkeye women's basketball vs. Cleveland State at 6:00 p.m.

Click the Hawkeye sport of your choice below to learn more about winning free tickets:

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Iowa Lottery Terrace
28 Winners

Arena Seats
14 Winners

Iowa Doubleheader
9 Winners
Iowa Lottery Terrace
8 Winners

Arena Seats
16 Winners

Iowa Doubleheader
9 Winners
Iowa Lottery Terrace
24 Winners

Arena Seats
5 Winners

How to Win Iowa Women's and Men's Basketball, or Men's Wrestling Tickets

1. JOIN THE FREE VIP CLUB, if you're not already a member. You must be a member to enter this promotion.

2. THE EASIEST WAY TO ENTER IS TO DOWNLOAD THE APP. You can download the LotteryPlus app at Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

3. SCAN NONWINNING HAWKEYE GOLD SCRATCH TICKETS. Using the app, log into your VIP Club account, choose the "Enter Drawings" tab, then the "Iowa Sports Category" button. Scan the square bar code in the "Scratch 2 Cash" area of the eligible scratch ticket, choose a game package and click Submit.

4. OR, YOU CAN MANUALLY ENTER the scratch ticket numbers in the promotion at Choose the "Enter Here" button above and log in to the VIP Club. Then choose the "Iowa Sports Category" button and enter the required ticket information and choose your game package.


  • Enter before 9:59 a.m. on Oct. 25, Nov. 15, Dec. 13, Jan. 8 and Feb. 5 for your chance to win - drawings will be held Oct. 26, Nov. 16, Dec. 14, Jan. 9 and Feb. 6 (see the schedule for women's basketball, men's basketball and men's wrestling).
  • The eligible ticket is a nonwinning Hawkeye Gold scratch ticket (Game #686).
  • An eligible ticket may be entered only once. You'll get one entry for each scratch ticket entered
  • You can enter multiple tickets in the drawing, but you can win only one prize per home game date.
  • You must be at least 21 years old to purchase Iowa Lottery tickets and win a prize in this promotion.


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