About the Idaho Lottery
Ever since July 19, 1989 when the first ticket was sold, the Idaho Lottery has been extremely popular with players in the Spud State. This popularity was shown by an incredible 840,000 tickets being sold on the first day they were available. Having taken less than 200 days to set up, which is a record, the ID Lottery was created after being voted for by the people of Idaho.
At the time of the Idaho Lottery's creation, just one instant scratch game was available. However a lot has changed since then and since 1986 more than 1,000 different scratch games have been available to ID lottery players.
A major feature of the lottery is of course the jackpots and fortunately players at the Idaho Lottery have had their fair share of them. 2005 saw two winners created by Idaho Powerball that go by the names of Eric Kyle and Brad Duke. Both Kyle and Duke won ID Powerball jackpots giving them $18,700,000 and $125,315,236 respectively.
While Powerball often features the biggest jackpots, it's not the only lottery in Idaho that's available to players. Tickets for Mega Millions, Wild Card and Hot Lotto can also be bought from Idaho Lottery as well as single-state games Double Play Daily and Pick 3.
Another feature of the Idaho lottery that players in the Gem State will be familiar with is their unofficial mascot named 'Ball'. 'Ball' is a life-sized red Powerball lottery ball and has featured in a number of lottery adverts as well as making numerous personal appearances at sporting and special events.
While there may not have been a lot of effort put into the naming of the Idaho Lottery's mascot, there is when it comes to helping out the state. This is because the proceeds from the lottery ticket sales go to the schools of the state. Since 1986, the Idaho Lottery has handed over almost $500 million to school systems and this number is increasing all the time.