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Just Announced: Iowa Lottery and Iowa State Fair 2024 Partnership

Iowa State Fair Themed Lottery Scratch Game Includes Big Cash Prizes, Concert Prize Packages, and a Live Game Show

It’s a partnership built over almost 40 years and celebrated in 2024 with a statewide scratch ticket promotion and a live game show on the opening day of the 2024 Iowa State Fair.

Fair Fever Scratch Ticket Promotion
Players who buy tickets to the Iowa State Fair scratch game have a chance to win instant prizes from $5 up to $50,000. They also can enter any nonwinning tickets in the game into the lottery’s Fair Fever promotion that begins Tuesday, April 16, 2024, and will give away an additional $1 million in guaranteed cash prizes along with dozens of Iowa State Fair Grandstand concert series prize packages for performances at the 2024 Iowa State Fair, where the Iowa Lottery is the Grandstand sponsor.

Live Lottery Game Show
The promotion will conclude with a live lottery game show on the opening day of this year’s Iowa State Fair (August 8, 2024), where 20 contestants will compete for a total of $1 million in guaranteed prizes. The final contestant in the game show will have a chance to win up to $5 million.

To enter the promotion, Iowa Lottery players must join or already be members of the lottery’s free VIP Club. The promotion’s entry period runs from April 16, 2024, through 9:59 a.m. on July 17, 2024.

For ticket and game show rules, visit https://ialottery.com/.

The decades-long relationship between the Iowa State Fair and the Iowa Lottery began 39 years ago with a kick-off celebration on Aug. 22, 1985, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds to mark the inaugural day of state lottery ticket sales. In the mid-1990s, Iowa Lottery proceeds were dedicated for four years to funding capital improvements on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Among the projects that received lottery funding was the extensive 1997 renovation of the Iowa State Fair Grandstand. Since then, the Iowa Lottery has held many events at the Iowa State Fair through the years, including hosting a Powerball® drawing on the Grand Concourse in 2006. In recent years, the Iowa Lottery has sponsored the annual Veterans Day at the Iowa State Fair.

The Iowa Lottery is also the presenting sponsor for the 2024 Iowa State Fair Grandstand Concert Series. For more information on shows scheduled for 2024, visit https://www.iowastatefair.org/entertainment/grandstand.

For full details, visit https://www.iowastatefair.org/...

Cuts of meat with cutting tools

The Kitchen
Demonstration Classes

Take the guesswork out of choosing and preparing the perfect cut of beef or pork. Making the Cuts: Preparing Your Own Farm-to-Table Meal will take place at The Kitchen on the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 20.

Participants will learn how choosing local will soon be made easier with the help of Choose Iowa, the state’s new signature brand for Iowa grown, Iowa raised, and Iowa made products. Hear from Ty Gustafson, owner of the Story City Locker, on his direct-to-consumer processing and how it is as farm-to-table as meat can get. Meet Joe Brewer, a local cattle and hog farmer, who will tell how his fifth-generation family farm sells direct to consumers, and enjoy a meal sourced locally by Andrea Love of Dinner Delights. Take home new recipes and confidence in choosing the most amazing local food. To cap off this farm-to-table experience, participants will get the chance to grill their own steak!

Making the Cuts: Preparing Your Own Farm-to-Table Meal

Saturday, April 20, 2024

11 a.m.

$45 per person

(limit of 50 participants)

Register Today

The class is open to participants of any age. Class will be approximately 90 minutes.

Presented by Choose Iowa, Story City Locker, Brewer Family Farms, LLC. and Dinner Delights.