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You can win tickets to see the Iowa Hawkeye men's basketball team at Carver-Hawkeye Arena by playing Hawkeye Gold scratch tickets from Iowa Lottery.

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

You Could Win Iowa Hawkeye™ Men's Basketball Tickets for Home Games at Carver-Hawkeye Arena™!

The Iowa Lottery Hawkeye™ Gold scratch ticket is your chance to see every steal, fast-break and slam dunk with the Iowa Hawkeye™ men's basketball team at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City! But first, the all new Hawkeye Gold scratch ticket has a top prize of $50,000 and is available at retailers across Iowa, so check it out today!

Not an instant winner? You may still be in luck, so listen up! It's the nonwinning Hawkeye Gold scratch tickets that can be played in our second-chance promotion, Countdown to Carver™, for your chance to win a VIP basketball game day experience. Members of our free Iowa Lottery VIP Club can enter nonwinning scratch tickets for a chance to win Iowa men's basketball tickets for 2023-2024 home games at Carver-Hawkeye Arena or a chance to see the Hawkeye Doubleheader event from a VIP suite at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Saturday, Dec. 16.

basketballs The University of Iowa men's basketball team announced coach Fran McCaffery, will enter his 14th season as Iowa's head coach, and return three starters and eight letterwinners from a team that went 19-14, finished tied for fifth in the Big Ten Conference and qualified for the NCAA Tournament for a fourth straight year.

And YES… we have the sold out women's basketball and men's wrestling tickets to give away too! Learn more about the Countdown to Carver promotion here.

Two chances at a VIP Experience in the Iowa Lottery Terrace for men's basketball!

basketballsAll new this year at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, the Iowa Lottery Terrace will offer an exclusive VIP experience during the Iowa vs. Purdue game on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024 and again during the Iowa vs. Wisconsin game on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 to winners. These eight (8) lucky winners will receive a parking pass plus four (4) tickets for padded chairs, a private table, and wait staff service with complimentary food, water and soda. These VIP Iowa Lottery Terrace packages are valued at more than $200!

Want to be closer to the action? We're offering arena seats for men's basketball home games too, simply select arena seats on the home game of your choice when you enter your scratch ticket and be in the drawing to win this great prize package which includes four (4) arena seats, a parking pass and $100 spending money paid via check.

And don't forget, you can enter to attend the Hy-Vee Hawkeye Showcase at Wells Fargo Arena on Dec. 16 where you'll see men's and women's basketball in an Iowa Hawkeye doubleheader.

Check out the schedule of draw dates below and click the enter button for your chance to win!

Iowa Men’s Basketball Ticket Drawing Schedule

Entry Dates Drawing
Prizes No. of
10:00 a.m. Monday, October 16, 2023 through
9:59 a.m. Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Thursday, October 26, 2023 Arena Tickets Prize Package:
Iowa vs. North Dakota 11/7
Iowa vs. Alabama State 11/10
Iowa vs. Arkansas State 11/17

10:00 a.m. Monday, October 16, 2023 through
9:59 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Thursday, November 16, 2023 Arena Tickets Prize Package:
Iowa vs. North Florida 11/29
Iowa vs. Michigan 12/10
Iowa vs. UMBC 12/20

Iowa Doubleheader VIP Suite in Des Moines Prize Package:
Iowa vs. Florida A&M 12/16


10:00 a.m. Monday, October 16, 2023 through
9:59 a.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Thursday, December 14, 2023 Arena Tickets Prize Package:
Iowa vs. Northern Illinois 12/29
Iowa vs. Rutgers 1/6
Iowa vs. Nebraska 1/12

10:00 a.m. Monday, October 16, 2023 through
9:59 a.m. Monday, January 8, 2024
Tuesday, January 9, 2024 VIP Iowa Lottery Terrace Tickets Prize Package:
Iowa vs. Purdue 1/20

Arena Tickets Prize Package:
Iowa vs. Purdue 1/20
Iowa vs. Maryland 1/24
Iowa vs. Ohio State 2/2
Iowa vs. Minnesota 2/11


10:00 a.m. Monday, October 16, 2023 through
9:59 a.m. Monday, February 5, 2024
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 VIP Iowa Lottery Terrace Tickets Prize Package:
Iowa vs. Wisconsin 2/17

Arena Tickets Prize Package:
IIowa vs. Wisconsin 2/17
Iowa vs. Penn State 2/27
Iowa vs. Illinois 3/10



How to Win Iowa Hawkeye Men's Basketball 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 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 football 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 scratch 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 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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