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No Lottery Tickets For Sale At Fair

No Lottery Tickets For Sale At Fair

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You can buy everything from a corn dog to a tractor at the Iowa State Fair, but this year one thing you won’t be able to buy on the fair grounds is a lottery ticket. Iowa Lottery C-E-O, Terry Rich.


Rich says sponsoring the opening day of the fair is a new way to promote the organization.

He says introducing people to games at the fair isn’t as important as it once was.


Rich says the upcoming move from their headquarters at the edge of downtown Des Moines to a suburb also had an impact on the decision.

An Iowa Lottery spokesperson says they’ve had a presence off and on at the fair through the years, but have been selling tickets for at least the last 10 years. The Iowa State Fair opens Thursday.

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