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Eye On Boise idaho lottery archive

THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017

Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson, left, discusses the lottery’s earnings for the state in the just-completed fiscal year at a news conference in the governor’s office on July 6, 2017. At right are Lt. Gov. Brad Little and state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra. (Betsy Z. Russell)

Idaho Lottery turns over $48.5 million in profits to state’s schools, building fund

Idaho’s state lottery turned over $48.5 million in profits to the state on Thursday, with the majority of that headed to the state’s public schools. The figure was down from last year’s record $49.5 million dividend, but still was $500,000 above forecasts. That’s because last year’s profits were boosted by the tremendous attention and sales...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017

Solar eclipse inspires new scratch ticket for Idaho Lottery

The Idaho Lottery is the latest group to cater to the growing popularity of this summer's total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Lottery officials announced Monday that they plan on commemorating the event by launching a new scratch game called "Eclipse Cash." Eastern Idaho could see as many as 500,000 visitors for the eclipse...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017

Idaho Lottery procurement bill heads to governor's desk

Legislation requiring the Idaho State Lottery to comply with the state's contracting laws is headed to the governor's desk for approval. Lawmakers were alarmed earlier this year after learning that the lottery was asking potential vendors to provide information on how they offer Keno, simulated racing, fantasy sports and other illegal...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017

House rejects anti-touch tabs bill, 18-52

The House has voted overwhelmingly against HB 28 to ban the Idaho Lottery’s electronic touch-tab machines, killing it on an 18-52 vote. Rep. Steven Harris, R-Meridian, the bill’s sponsor, told the House that on a recent visit to a local tavern with other lawmakers...

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Boise woman claims $1 milion Powerball prize

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) ― A Boise woman who took a chance on winning the $597.5 million Powerball jackpot last week is thrilled with her $1 million runner-up prize. Susan Worthington appeared at a press conference announcing her...

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