A friend offered a great suggestion about COVID shots recently. Instead of trying to entice those who refuse to get the shot(s) with cash prizes, lottery tickets, movie tickets, etc., why not instead reward those who have already gotten the shots with such amenities. The no-shot believers have had adequate time to make their decision, but if they do change their minds they could still be rewarded with a lesser prize (perhaps an autographed, wallet-size photo of Gov. Kim Reynolds).
CLIVE — Iowa Lottery officials closed the books Wednesday on a record-breaking fiscal year that saw new highs for sales of lottery products, prizes to players and proceeds to the state.
DES MOINES — Iowa gamblers ended fiscal 2021 with a record-breaking flurry, setting new all-time marks for betting on casino, sports and lottery games that taken together topped $3.2 billion.