Iowa Lottery Players Collect Big Bucks In Memorable Week

Written By Jarrett Huff on April 26, 2023 - Last Updated on May 5, 2023

Several Iowa residents won big over the past week in a variety of Iowa Lottery games.

Prizes ranged from $3,000 to 10 times that amount, with winning tickets found from Osage to DeSoto.

Premiere payday in Osage

The first Iowa Lottery ticket was purchased 38 years ago. Multi-state games came to the Hawkeye State in 1992. The largest win in the state happened in 2012 when a group of Quaker Oats workers won $241 million playing Powerball.

The biggest payout to the recent Iowa Lottery winners went to an Osage man, taking home $30,000. Robert Detmering Jr. claimed the eighth prize in the Premiere scratch-off game. Detmering purchased the winning ticket at an Osage Kwik Star on April 12, later claiming the prize at the lottery’s Mason City regional office.

Premiere is a $30 scratch-off Iowa Lottery game that features 17 top prizes of $300,000 and 84 prizes of $30,000. Overall odds to win are 1 in 2.39. Odds of winning $30,000 are 1 in 2.4 million. Prizes start at $30.

Top-prize winner in Waterloo

A Waterloo woman took home the third top prize of $10,000 in the Iowa Lottery’s “Red Hot” scratch-off game on April 14. Tammy Engelhardt stopped by the Waterloo Casey’s and picked up the winning ticket for a couple of dollars. Engelhardt claimed her prize at the Cedar Rapids regional office.

Red Hot is a $2 scratch-off game with overall odds at 1 in 3.81. Odds at the top prize are 1 in 126,000, with two unclaimed top prizes remaining. Prizes start at $2.

Other prize winners across the Hawkeye State

Urbandale saw another $10,000 winner from the Mega Millions game, purchased at a Quick Trip on Merle Hay Road.

A Casey’s in DeSoto sold the winning ticket to the Loose Change Progressive InstaPlay game jackpot. The jackpot came out to $5,734.32.

Loose Change Progressive InstaPlay is a $1 game where players play individual pockets to win prizes. The jackpot starts at $650 with 1 in 48,000 odds. Prizes start at $1 with 1 in 5 odds.

A Cedar Rapids Hy-Vee sold a winning ticket for the Pick 4 evening drawing on April 14. The winner took home $3,000.

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Jarrett Huff is a former sports editor at Northern Star Media from Wonder Lake, Illinois. Friends and family will tell you he's an NBA history nerd with a diehard passion for the Chicago Bulls, Bears and Cubs.

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