Promotions

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We've got a secret … Get in on the fun when you Play It Again® this season with eligible holiday scratch tickets in the Secret Santa promotion!

It's all about the cash this holiday season, and you'll get to choose your cash prize in each drawing. Like surprises? Then the "Secret Santa" surprise drawings are for you. Prefer to choose your prize? Enter the "Not So Secret Santa" drawings and know the prize amount right away!

Plus one lucky player will win the $10,000 grand prize in the final drawing on
Dec. 29.

Drawing Schedule and Prize Structure

Entry Dates Draw Dates Not So Secret Santa Cash Prize # of Winners Secret Santa Cash Prize # of Winners
9:00 am Mon, Oct. 2
through
8:59 am Mon, Oct. 16
Tuesday, Oct. 17 $1,000 3 $? 3
9:00 am Mon, Oct. 16
through
8:59 am Mon, Oct. 30
Tuesday, Oct. 31 $1,200 3 $? 3
9:00 am Mon, Oct. 30
through
8:59 am Mon, Nov. 13
Tuesday, Nov. 14 $1,700 4 $? 4
9:00 am Mon, Nov. 13
through
8:59 am Mon, Nov. 27
Tuesday, Nov. 28 $2,000 4 $? 4
9:00 am Mon, Nov. 27
through
8:59 am Mon, Dec.11
Tuesday, Dec. 12 $2,000 5 $? 5
9:00 am Mon, Dec. 11
through
8:59 am Thurs, Dec. 28
Friday, Dec. 29 $2,500 5 $? 5
9:00 am Mon, Oct. 2
through
8:59 am Thurs, Dec. 28*
Friday, Dec. 29 Grand Prize $10,000 1 NA NA

*Entries not selected as a winner in a previous Secret Santa promotion drawing are automatically entered into the Secret Santa Grand Prize Drawing.

Secret or Not So Secret -- It's Your Choice!

Didn't win an instant prize on your holiday scratch ticket? Play It Again for a chance to win a cash prize! Only current members of the Iowa Lottery's VIP Club can enter, so if you're not a member yet, join now - It's FREE!

  • Log in to your VIP Club account, either online or through the LotteryPlus mobile app.
  • Choose "Enter Drawings"
  • Enter the 10-digit entry number in the scratch-off area and the ticket number on the back of the ticket. Need help? See this example. If you log in through the LotteryPlus app, you can scan your ticket or enter it manually.
  • You get to choose which drawing to enter with your ticket (either "Secret Santa" or "Not So Secret Santa") for each eligible holiday ticket entered.
  • With your entry you can play the "Secret Santa" online game. You'll earn bonus entries that give you an extra chance to win regardless of whether you play the game. Find your bonus entries recorded on your "Ticket History" page.
  • You can only enter each eligible ticket once. You can enter multiple tickets in each drawing, but can win only one prize per drawing and one prize per ticket, including bonus entries.
  • Entries are good only for the drawing in which you entered them, except the Grand Prize drawing. Your entry is also eligible for the $10,000 Grand Prize drawing, as long as it is not selected as a winner of a "Secret Santa" or "Not So Secret Santa" cash prize.

Check the Results page at ialottery.com after each drawing to see who won.

Questions? See our Secret Santa FAQs.

For more information see the Secret Santa Promotion Rules PDF.



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