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June 13, 2007
FACTS AT A GLANCE

  • The Idaho Lottery began on July 19, 1989.

  • The Idaho Lottery paid out over $77.6 million in prizes to players in fiscal year 2006.

  • Total Lottery revenues from 1990 - 2006 is more than $1.4 billion. Approximately 62% of revenue is generated from scratch tickets sales; 38% from lotto sales.

  • For every dollar the Lottery receives from ticket sales, approximately .25 cents goes towards the dividend fund.

  • The Idaho Lottery dividend fund benefits all Idaho public schools and buildings. (click here to see dividend distribution chart and history)

  • 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.