Fly with Cy Promotion FAQs

About the VIP Trip Package

What are the dates of the trip?

Your flight to Las Vegas from the Des Moines International Airport leaves on Thursday, Sept. 16 and you'll return to Des Moines on Sunday, Sept. 19.

What's included in the trip prize package?

Your fabulous 3-night Fly with Cy VIP trip prize includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare for 2 from Des Moines to Las Vegas, NV aboard an Allegiant Air charter plane that lands at the exclusive private area of McCarran Airport in Las Vegas
  • Deluxe hotel accommodations for 2 for 3 nights at the luxurious Mandalay Bay Hotel on the Strip
  • $1,500 in spending cash when you claim your prize
  • 2 tickets to the Iowa State Cyclones vs. UNLV Rebels football game Sept. 18 at the new Allegiant Stadium, home of the NFL's Las Vegas Raiders
  • Ground transportation to and from hotel from the airport, and to and from the stadium from the hotel (there are no extra baggage handling fees)
  • Special VIP gifts
  • Applicable state and federal withholding taxes paid on the trip package prize
  • Each VIP trip package is valued at more than $4,000

See the promotion rules for more information.

Eligible Tickets

Does my Powerball® ticket have to be nonwinning to be entered in the promotion?

No, you may enter winning or nonwinning Powerball tickets. But be sure to keep any winning ticket you enter until you have checked it for each drawing it is eligible for to see if you have won other prizes.

What period of time does my ticket have to be bought within to be eligible to enter in the promotion?

To be eligible for entry in this promotion, Powerball tickets must have been purchased Sunday, May 30 through 9:59 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

Can I enter ANY lotto ticket in the promotion?

Tickets entered MUST be Iowa Powerball tickets. Other lotto game tickets are ineligible.

My ticket has several plays on it. How many entries can I get with one Powerball ticket?

One $2 or more Powerball ticket equals one Fly with Cy entry, no matter how many plays are on the ticket.

More Vegas Trip Details

If I win a trip prize package, can I just take cash instead?

No, there is no cash option for the trip prize package.

What if I win a trip package and I'm not able to make the trip?

You can designate a proxy to take the trip on your behalf. At your request, and with the approval of the Iowa Lottery, the necessary arrangements for you to transfer the trip can be made prior to the booking deadline at no additional cost to you. If the need for a Proxy is determined after travel booking arrangements have been made for the original prize winner, the winner will be responsible for all additional expenses incurred for booking travel for the proxy. If you win a VIP trip package, you can get more information from the Lottery on proxies after the drawing.

Does my guest need to be 21 years of age or older?

There is no age restriction for guests.

If I don't take a guest with me or my guest can't go on the trip, am I responsible for the full cost of the trip prize package?

Winners who do not elect to take a guest, or whose guest does not take the trip, are subject to the full prize reporting and withholding.

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