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Idaho Lottery
Address: P.O. Box 6537
1199 Shoreline Lane, Suite #100 Boise, ID 83707-6537
Phone: (208) 334-2600
Fax: (208) 334-2610
Population: 1,545,801
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Lottery Director: Jeff Anderson
Year Lottery Founded: 1989
Sales FY 2001:
Sales FY 2002:
Sales FY 2003:
Sales FY 2004:
Sales FY 2005:
Sales FY 2006:
Sales FY 2007:
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Sales FY 2009:
Sales FY 2010:
Sales FY 2011:
Sales FY 2012:
$81.7 million
$92.6 million
$98.0 million
$109.32 million
$113.50 million
$131.13 million
$130.53 million
$136.80 million
$140.00 million
$147.00 million
$147,16 million
$175,82 million
Sales Per Capita: $93.90
Number of Employees: 47
Number of Retailers: 950
On-line Vendor: INTRALOT
August 14, 2006 - October 1, 2017
Number of terminals 735
Instant Ticket Vendor:
Scientific Games
Pollard Banknote
Instant Ticket Vendor Contract: Commenced in 2007, two-year contract, could be extended for a further six years.
ITVMs Interlott
Advertising: Drake Cooper
January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2012
Games Offered: Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto Sizzler, Wild Card 2, Pick 3, Double Play, Scratch Games, Pull Tab, Raffle.
Proceeds: All lottery proceeds gp to Idaho public schools (K-12) and public buildings.

Background Information


Idaho voters approved a state lottery twice – first in 1986 and again in 1988, after the first vote was declared unconstitutional. An initiative had placed the issue on the ballot in 1986, and the state Supreme Court declared that an initiative could not amend the Idaho constitution. In 1988, the legislature authorized the lottery vote and again the people approved, although by a much narrower margin – just 51 percent compared to 60 percent in 1988.
When the first Idaho Lottery ticket was sold on July 19, 1989, it set a new record at the time for the quickest lottery implementation in the industry – under 200 days. More than 840,000 tickets were sold that first day.
More than 1,000 different scratch games have been sold since the lottery’s launch. Pulltabs were added to the product mix in 1991.
The Lottery’s first draw game was the multistate Idaho Super Lotto/Lotto*America, introduced February 1, 1990. Later that year Idaho Fantastic 5 became the first Idaho-only draw game. The Lottery’s current lineup includes Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto Sizzler, Wild Card 2, Weekly Grand and Pick 3.
In 2000, the Idaho Lottery began the first American lottery to launch a players’ club with the debut of its VIP Club. The club offers rewards and incentives for purchasing lottery products, and members get a variety of special perks and promotions.
The Idaho Lottery’s mission is to responsibly provide entertaining games with a high degree of integrity in order to maximize the dividends for public schools and buildings. Historically, Lottery proceeds are shared by Idaho’s Public School Building Account and the Permanent Building Fund. A statute change in 2009, which sunsets in 2014, sets aside a portion of Lottery funds above the base fiscal year funding level of $34 million for the Bond Levy Equalization Fund.


Lottery Financials

Download the 2009 Annual Report from the Idaho Lottery

News 2015
September 22, 2015 Idaho Lottery Issue Marketing Services Request for Proposals
September 9, 2015 Idaho Lottery Issues Marketing Services Request for Proposals
August 5, 2015 Pollard Banknote's Exclusive Frogger Instant Ticket Gets A Second Successful Life In Idaho
July 14, 2015 Idaho Lottery Returns $45,000,000 Dividend to the People of Idaho
February 6, 2015 State Lottery Predicts Shortfall in Ticket Sales

News 2014
October 3, 2014 BINGO IDAHO! Idaho Bingo and Weekly Grand Record Jackpot Winners
October 2, 2014 Idaho Lottery Makes History with Its Jackpot Draw Games
August 15, 2014 Let’s Bingo Idaho! Idaho Lottery Announces New Idaho-only Bingo Draw Game with $100,000 Jackpot
July 2, 2014 Idaho Lottery Celebrates 25 Years with New $25 Instant Game
April 4, 2014 Idaho Lottery Is Nation’s Best
April 1, 2014 Idaho Lottery to Launch CheersTM branded TAPP IT!TM Interactive Game
February 19, 2014 Idaho Lottery turns 25, Offers Special Ticket
January 30, 2014 Idaho Lottery may feel Impact of Wyoming Lottery Launch

News 2013
November 28, 2013 Orange Friday! – Free Mega Millions Ticket on Black Friday with Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle Purchase
November 13, 2013 Tort Filed Against Lottery Commission
October 20, 2013 A Whole New Kind of Scratch Game™
October 16, 2013 FROGGER Jumps To New Heights For The Idaho Lottery
October 3, 2013 Former Albertsons CEO Appointed To Idaho Lottery Commission
July 9, 2013 Idaho Lottery Returns Record Dividends
July 9, 2013 POLLARD BANKNOTE Awarded Contract by The Idaho Lottery
May 25, 2013 School Turns to Raffle to Climb Out of Debt
March 24, 2013 Idaho Lawmakers Spport Ban on Debit Cards for Lottery Ticket Purchase
March 18, 2013 Bill Targets Tribal Gaming and Lottery Games on Moral Grounds
March 4, 2013 House Committee Votes to Prohibit Lottery Tickets Purchased with Credit Cards
March 4, 2013 Spectra Systems Executes Internal Control System Extension with INTRALOT
December 31, 2012 Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle is Sold Out

News 2012
November 27, 2012 Idaho Lottery Reminds Players to Play Responsibly
October 31, 2012 Idaho Lottery Kicks-Off the Sixth Annual Edition of Its $1,000,000 Raffle
October 1, 2012 Idaho Lottery Runs Scratch For Schools Promotion
September 14, 2012 Idaho Lottery Retailers Pass Four Month Security and Integrity Probes
August 6, 2012 Idaho Lottery Considers Taking Debit Cards at Its Machines
July 24, 2012 Idaho Lottery's Contributions to the State Exceed $41 Million
July 3, 2012 Idaho Lottery Issues Marketing Services Request for Proposals
May 2, 2012 $6-Million Go Unclaimed From Idaho Lottery Tickets
April 25, 2012 Idaho Lottery Holds 'Avengers' Promotion Today
April 5, 2012 Utah Border Outlets Responsible for 19% of Idaho Lottery Ticket Sales
February 17, 2012 Idaho Lottery To Change Revenue Payment Method
January 17, 2012 Over The Course of 22 Years, the Idaho Lottery Now Has Returned a Total of $510.8 Million to the People of Idaho
January 13, 2012 Two Men Say They Have Found A Way To Win Top Prizes In Scratch-Off Games -- But Lottery Officials Say It’s Flawed
January 13, 2012 Former Idaho County Commissioner Named To Lottery Commission

News 2011
October 25, 2011 Idaho Lottery’s Scratch for Schools Program
October 11, 2011 INTRALOT Extends Its Online Contract in Idaho
October 11, 2011 CSI Scratches for Schools
August 19, 2011 Idaho Lottery Says Tribe Complies With Gaming Compact
July 19, 2011 Lottery Celebrates 22nd Anniversary with Record Dividend
April 15, 2011 New Twist on an Idaho Lottery Favourite
March 24, 2011 Idaho Lottery Hits Major Dividend Milestone
February 17, 2011 Idaho Lottery Director Becomes President of North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries
February 15, 2011 Idaho Lottery Expects to See Slight Downturn in Sales This Year


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