Ho Ho Dough
Promotion FAQs


Which tickets are eligible to be entered in the Ho Ho Dough promotion?

Nonwinning holiday scratch tickets from these games are eligible: $30,000 Holiday Crossword, $50,000 Holiday Crossword, $100,000 Happy Holidays Crossword, Holiday $100s, Holiday Bucks, Holiday Cash Drop*, Holiday Dazzle, Naughty/Nice, Nutcracker Bingo, Peppermint Payout and Reindeer Riches*.

Are all tickets eligible for the same prize?

No, we're applying the "max bet" concept to this year's promotion, meaning that the size of the prize you can win will increase along with the purchase price of the scratch ticket you've entered. The drawing for the $1,000 prizes can be entered with nonwinning tickets in our $1 and $2 holiday games, while nonwinning tickets in our $3 and $5 games can be entered in the $1,500 prize drawing, and nonwinning tickets in our $10 holiday games are eligible for the $2,500 prize drawing.

How do I enter for the grand prize?

Any entries that don't win a prize in the preliminary drawings will remain eligible for the grand-prize round. Again, the max-bet approach will be involved, with cash grand prizes of $10,000, $15,000 and $25,000 on the line in the applicable categories.

What's included in the grand prizes?

The grand prizes are all cash, either $10,000, $15,000 or $25,000, depending on the denomination of the ticket entered.

Entering Tickets

How do I enter tickets in the promotion?

To enter, log into your VIP Club account, either at ialottery.com or through the LotteryPlus mobile app. If you have the app, you can simply scan a ticket to enter. If you're not a member yet, join now - it's FREE!

How long do I have to get my holiday tickets entered?

You can enter the Ho Ho Dough promotion from 9 a.m. October 7, 2019 through 8:59 a.m. January 7, 2020.

Do I need to save my nonwinning scratch tickets after I enter them in the promotion?

No, you do not need to keep your tickets after entering them.

Do I have to choose a category for my entry before submitting the ticket?

No, when you enter an eligible holiday ticket, you'll automatically receive an entry in that entry ticket's prize category.

How many entries do I receive for each ticket entered?

You receive one entry in the applicable category for each ticket entered.

Can I win more than one prize in a drawing?

You can win one cash prize on each drawing date in each drawing category that you enter. For example, if you enter a $1 ticket and a $10 ticket in the same drawing, you would win a $1,000 prize and a $2,500 prize in that drawing.

Do my entries roll over to the next drawing if I don't win?

Entries starts fresh for each drawing. However, any entries that don't win a prize in the preliminary drawings will remain eligible for the grand-prize round.

I can't find the numbers I need to enter from the front of the ticket. Can you help?

Be sure to scratch off all of the scratch material in the play area on the front of the ticket to uncover the 10-digit number you need. Most times the number is located at the bottom of the play area, but sometimes it may run sideways. If you're having trouble finding the code on a particular ticket, contact us and we'll be glad to help.

I'm getting an error that my ticket number is not valid. What should I do?

There are a few things we ask people to do when this occurs:

  • Be sure the ticket is not a winner. If the ticket is a winner, it will come up as invalid.
  • Double-check the numbers you are entering to be sure they are correct and that you have all the boxes filled in.
  • If you are not sure which numbers to enter, check the "scratch ticket example" link on the "Enter Drawings" page within the VIP Club.

How many tickets can I enter per day in a promotion?

You can make 40 attempts to enter tickets in a promotion(s) per day. After midnight your account will reset, and you can enter more tickets at that time.

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