Administrative Rules

To view a copy of the Administrative Rules of the Iowa Lottery, 531 Iowa Administrative Code, click here.

For questions or comments regarding the Iowa Lottery's administrative rules, please contact:

Rob Porter
13001 University Ave
Clive IA 50325-8225

Phone: 515-725-7851
Fax: 515-725-7882


Notice of Intended Action

Pursuant to the authority granted in Iowa Code 99G.9(3), the Board of Directors of the Iowa Lottery Authority hereby gives Notice of Intended Action to amend Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 and 21 of Chapter 531, Iowa Administrative Code. This rule making results from the comprehensive five-year rules review conducted pursuant to Iowa Code section 17A.7. This rule change is intended to identify and eliminate outdated, redundant or inconsistent rules, thereby making the Lottery's administrative code easier to understand.

By way of background, the Legislature established the Iowa Lottery Authority as a "nonprofit authority" endowed with "comprehensive and extensive powers" to operate in "an entrepreneurial and businesslike manner". Iowa Code 99G.2(2). In creating the Iowa Lottery Authority, the Legislature determined that the Lottery should "exercise all powers generally exercised by private businesses engaged in entrepreneurial pursuits." Iowa Code 99G.21(2)(q).

In furtherance of that goal, the Board through this Notice seeks to amend or rescind rules that create unnecessary regulatory requirements, as well as to remove references to outdated and defunct Lottery programs and initiatives.

These modifications were identified through a review of the Iowa Lottery Authority's administrative rules, which included solicitations of input from stakeholders. The Board does not intend to grant waivers under the provisions of these rules. After analysis and review of this rule making, the Board finds that there is no adverse fiscal impact or impact on jobs from the adoption of these amendments. These amendments are intended to implement Iowa Code Chapter 99G.

Twenty-five interested persons, a governmental subdivision, an agency or association of 25 or more persons may demand an oral presentation hereon as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)(b). Notice is also given to the public that the Administrative Rules Review Committee may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this proposed action under section 17A.8(6) at a regular or special meeting where the public or interested persons may be heard.

Interested persons may submit comments orally or in writing by 4:00 p.m. on August 22, 2017, to Rob Porter, Vice President/General Counsel, Iowa Lottery Authority, through the following methods:

  • Via mail, to 13001 University Avenue, Clive, Iowa, 50325-8225;
  • Via email, to; or
  • Via phone; to (515) 725-7851.


Notice of Intended Action Five Year Rules Review.pdf