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'Great State Tailgate' Trailer Makes Final UI Stop

Iowa entertains Michigan State Saturday in the Hawkeyes' annual 'Blackout' game

Iowa entertains Michigan State Saturday in the Hawkeyes' annual 'Blackout' game

Nov. 10, 2011

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Lottery is offering fans of the University of Iowa football team one final opportunity to see the ultimate tailgating experience.

The $2 "Great State Tailgate" instant-scratch game debuted in August and along with it, the lottery is kicked off a new promotion by the same name. Iowa Lottery VIP Club members can enter non-winning tickets in the game for a chance to win a towable tailgate trailer valued at $22,000 or one of five cash prizes of $1,000. The grand prize tailgate comes fully equipped with:

  • 42-inch LCD HDTV with a cable receiver and HD auto satellite antennae
  • theater system with mp3 connectibility
  • hitch-mounted tailgating gas grill and 54-qt. cooler on full slide system
  • 1000-watt portable generator
  • 30-amp electrical panel box and much more!

The winner of the tailgate will also be able to customize the artwork on the outside of it to fit his/her specifications.

"Iowans love to celebrate and support their favorite team by socializing with friends before a game, and we wanted to give them the opportunity for the ultimate tailgating experience," said Terry Rich, chief executive officer of the Iowa Lottery. "We're looking forward to hearing how players would customize the trailer, too."

To give people the chance to see the tailgate in person, Lottery staff have taken the trailer to nine games throughout the 2011 season at the University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa and Iowa State University. The trailer will make its 10th appearance - and its final appearance at the UI - Saturday when it is on display inside the Krause Family Plaza prior to the Hawkeyes' game against Michigan State. Players can also bring any non-winning scratch tickets with them to the 11 games for a chance to spin the Lottery wheel to win a prize.

The entry period for the Great State Tailgate promotion runs through noon on Dec. 6. To enter the promotion, Iowa Lottery players must join or already be a member of the VIP Club. On the Great State Tailgate promotion page on the VIP Club website, players will be asked to enter their name, street address, telephone number and the entry code number and serial number from a non-winning Great State Tailgate scratch ticket. A different non-winning scratch ticket must be used for each entry.

The promotion drawing will be held Dec. 8 and winners' information will be posted on the lottery's website that same day.

A few requirements to keep in mind:

  • You can only enter the promotion via the lottery's website. Hand-delivered or mailed entries will not be accepted.
  • You must use your street address when entering the promotion - P.O. Box addresses will not be valid.
  • You can use each ticket only once as an eligible entry.
  • And, while you can enter multiple times, you can win only one prize in the promotion.

Since the Lottery's start in 1985, its players have won more than $2.7 billion in prizes while the lottery has raised more than $1.3 billion for the state programs that benefit all Iowans.

Today, Lottery proceeds in Iowa have three main purposes: They provide support for veterans, help for a variety of significant projects through the state General Fund, and backing for the Vision Iowa program, which was implemented to create tourism destinations and community attractions in the state and build and repair schools.

To learn more about the Great State Tailgate promotion, click HERE