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Let’s put aside the astronomical chances that you somehow win both the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots this week and have more than half-a-billion dollars laying around.

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It was a bit like the game show “Supermarket Sweep” on Saturday for 6-year-old Reese Gradoville, but the first grader wasn’t shopping for herself at Hy-Vee. She was there to help the needy.

The Daily Nonpareil has announced a golf trivia online contest set to begin Sunday, March 23. The contest – Masters of Golf Trivia – will feature 18 questions, with one question being posted each day between March 23 and April 9, the day before the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Ga., be…

Madonna Plank was the grand prize winner of the second-annual February Deep Freeze Contest sponsored by ACM. She is pictured with Madison Avenue Hy-Vee Store Director Mitch Streit.

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It's college bowl game season! Ready to play? To sign up for the annual SWIowaNews.com College Bowl Games contest, click here. The first bowl game included in the contest is the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 17.

It's college bowl game season! Ready to play? To sign up for the annual SWIowaNews.com College Bowl Games contest, click here. The first bowl game included in the contest is the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 17.

The Daily Nonpareil and http://nonpareilonline.com are offering a Tattoo Contest. Click here to visit the contest site to learn more. You can also access the contest via the NonpareilOnline.com Facebook Page.

Voting is already under way for The Daily Nonpareil’s eighth annual Reader’s Choice Awards. Readers have the option to submit a ballot clipped from The Daily Nonpareil or to submit one online ballot. Click here to visit the contest site. To view previous Reader's Choice winners, visit the R…

The Daily Nonpareil and NonpareilOnline.com are again partnering with Peoples True Value Hardware in Council Bluffs to offer the ultimate competition featuring that Easter-time favorite, Peeps. Click here to visit the 2011 Peeps Contest site for more information.

Are you a proud pet parent? Is your dog, cat, hamster, bird or other cute critter the next Pet Idol? NonpareilOnline.com is pleased to announce that Pet Idol is back and better than ever. Click here to visit the contest site.

It's prep football playoff time. Be sure to make your selections on time! The second-round deadline for picks is 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1. To make your picks, click here. Click the Play Game link on the site. Select Week 11 to make your second-round prep picks. You can make your selections for…

NonpareilOnline.com would like to help tickle your funny bone! Click here for a chance to win free tickets to an evening of great stand-up comedy with the finalists from NBC’s popular laughfest “Last Comic Standing” as the official NBC tour comes to Omaha.

How does the Best Summer Ever Photo Contest sponsored by Walmart work?Just register, upload the photo on the "Submit a Photo" page, including a brief description of the summer activity in the photo. You can enter up to five photos per e-mail address.

Voting is under way for The Daily Nonpareil's seventh annual Reader's Choice Awards. Readers have the option to vote online, and can submit one ballot per e-mail address. (As there are more than 90 categories, it will take a short period of time to fill out the ballot.)

Robert Hiffernan of Council Bluffs is the winner of tickets to Melissa Etheridge's Fearless Love Tour stop in Omaha on Sunday, Aug. 15. The concert will be held at the Orpheum Theater.

SWIowaNews.com is offering two free March Mania contests for the NCAA men's basketball tournament. In the first (upfront) contest, participants fill out their entire tournament bracket before the first game. In the second (round-by-round) contest, participants are able to update their select…

The Daily Nonpareil and NonpareilOnline.com are partnering with Peoples True Value to offer the ultimate competition featuring that Easter-time favorite, PEEPS. For details, click here to visit the contest Web site.

It's Academy Awards time, and we are offering readers a chance to guess who the awards will go to! It's easy to play - register for the contest and then pick who will win the major prizes. For details or to sign up, click here.  Deadline to enter is 6 p.m., Sunday, March 7, just before the …

SWIowaNews.com is offering Olympic hockey fans the chance to play for national prizes in the Go for the Gold Hockey Challenge and win bragging rights with your friends. Best of all, there's no fee to enter. Click here to learn more or sign up.