Later This Spring, We’ll Give Away That $1 Million Unclaimed Prize
Lottery gamers in Iowa gets some other shot on the cash from that $1 million prize that expired closing week with out being claimed.
On Thursday, the prize-claim closing date handed for a $1 million Powerball® prize received in April 2018 in central Iowa. We had issued a number of reminders concerning the unclaimed prize and held occasions on the Nevada retailer the place the profitable price tag used to be bought, however a winner by no means got here ahead.
So later this spring, the lottery will give gamers some other likelihood to win the cash.
From May 29 via June 18, 2019, Iowa Lottery gamers will be capable of input a promotion known as the “Woo Hoo A Million For You Giveaway” for a possibility to win the $1 million prize. Any Powerball price tag bought in Iowa right through that three-week length might be eligible for access. The drawing for the promotion’s $1 million prize might be held June 19. (You most probably already picked up on the truth that the promotion’s title is a nod to the lottery’s long-time catch word of “Woo Hoo For You.”)
We imagine that is the primary time $1 million prize has long past unclaimed within the lottery’s 34-year historical past. Under Iowa legislation, the cash from unclaimed lottery prizes is going into the lottery’s prize swimming pools for long term video games and promotions. So with this one-time, $1 million giveaway, we’re placing that into motion!
The $1 million prize used to be received within the Powerball drawing on April 11, 2018, with a price tag bought at Casey’s, 1800 S. B Ave. in Nevada. The price tag matched the primary 5 numbers that evening however neglected the Powerball. The winner or winners had till the shut of industrial at four p.m. on Thursday (April 11, 2019) to assert the $1 million prize at lottery headquarters in Clive. We again and again known as consideration to the unclaimed prize right through the previous yr, and now we’ll devote our efforts to creating certain that this prize cash reveals its technique to a brand new Iowa Lottery winner.
Casey’s won a $1,00zero bonus from the lottery for promoting the $1 million prize at one among its shops, and that fee used to be made in a while after the prize used to be received.
There’s some other difference that still applies to this actual unclaimed prize cash: When a jackpot prize in Powerball expires with out being claimed, the cash is returned to the states within the recreation in share to the share of gross sales that got here from every state. But for the reason that $1 million prize that expired used to be at Powerball’s Match five degree, all of the $1 million will stay in Iowa to be given away as a prize right here.
When the promotion begins on May 29, we’ll have the principles and entire main points on our site at www.ialottery.com.