Total dividends given to all Idaho public schools and buildings from 1990 - 2006, is $333.5 million.
50% of dividend funds are given to the Public Schools, the other 50% is given to Permanent Building Fund which is used as an additional finance resource for Idaho's colleges and universities.
Retailers, who sell a winning ticket of $500 or more, receive a "selling bonus"of 10% . However, there is a cap on online games. For Powerball the maximum a retailer can receive is $50,000. For all the other online games that cap is $25,000.
Powerball is a multi-state game. It is played in 31 lotteries.
Idaho's largest winner was Brad Duke, Boise, who won in 2005. He won the Powerball jackpot of $220.3. He elected to cash out his winnings.
The Idaho Lottery began the first lottery VIP Club in the nation.
Current lotto games are:
Powerball, a multi-state game
Wild Card 2, a multi-state game
Pick 3, an Idaho only game
A new scratch game is introduced almost every week.
There are approximately 1,000 Lottery retailers throughout the state.
A new Lottery logo was introduced in August 2001.
Idaho Lottery players have 180 days from the draw date for Lotto games to claim their prize and 180 days from the official end of the scratch game to claim their prize. If the prize is not claimed within 180 days, it is transferred to the dividend fund.
The Idaho Lottery withdraws its scratch games as soon as the game's top prizes have claimed out. This ensures that players are getting what they pay for.
Must be at least 18 to buy, sell or redeem Lottery tickets. Benefiting Idaho's Public Schools and Buildings. Please play responsibly.