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#100 Boise, ID 83707-6537
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||Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto Sizzler, Wild Card
2, Pick 3, Double Play, Scratch Games, Pull Tab, Raffle.
||All lottery proceeds gp to Idaho public schools (K-12)
and public buildings.
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 lotterys launch. Pulltabs were
added to the product mix in 1991.
The Lotterys 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
Lotterys 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.
Idaho Lotterys 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
Idahos 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
Archive for CY2017
|February 21, 2017
Procurement Bill Heads to Governors Desk
|February 15, 2017
||Measure to Provide
Anonymity for Lottery Winners Moves Forward at Legislature
|February 7, 2017
||House Rejects Ban on
State Lotterys Electronic Touch-Tab Machines
|February 6, 2017
||Idaho Lottery Has Another
Record Dividend to State, at $49.5 Million
|February 2, 2017
||Bill Would Ban Lottery's
Popular Pull-Tab Machines
|January 25, 2017
||Proposed Bill Would No
Longer Exempt Lottery from the State's Contracting Laws
|January 25, 2017
||Lottery Bill Would Help
Keep Lottery Winners' Names Confidential
|January 4, 2017
||IGT Extends Contract to
Provide Instant Ticket Printing Services to the Idaho Lottery
|January 4, 2017
||Idaho Lottery Extends
Instant Ticket Contract with Pollard Banknote
|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
||Lets Bingo Idaho!
Idaho Lottery Announces New Idaho-only Bingo Draw Game with $100,000
|July 2, 2014
||Idaho Lottery Celebrates
25 Years with New $25 Instant Game
|April 4, 2014
||Idaho Lottery Is
|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
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