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UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017

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.

UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017

Powerball ticket sold in Idaho worth $1 million, lottery officials say

The Idaho Lottery has confirmed that one winning ticket sold in the state matched all five of the first numbers from last night’s $109.4 million Powerball draw and is worth …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017

Idaho House rejects ban on state lottery’s electronic touch-tab machines

The Idaho House on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected legislation to ban the Idaho Lottery’s electronic pull-tab machines, in a Republican-vs.-Republican fight that pitted the evils of gambling against the threat of …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017

Reluctant Idaho lawmakers forward a bill to outlaw gambling machines that bring $3 million a year to state coffers

A reluctant House State Affairs Committee voted 10-5 Thursday to forward legislation to outlaw the Idaho Lottery’s “TouchTab” vending machines to the full House, but without the customary recommendation that …

Cheney woman follows signs to her second lottery winnings

Dawna McCallum of Cheney wins $100,000 in an Idaho Lottery scratch game called Big Timber. It’s her second big win in the lottery.

Idaho’s dividend from state lottery decreases

Idaho’s take from the state lottery has declined for the first time in 11 years. But it still provided a $45 million boost to the state’s spending on schools and …

Eye on Boise: Lawmakers bill state for conference costs

BOISE – Five Idaho lawmakers attended the American Legislative Exchange Council’s annual conference in Salt Lake City last week, but only two – Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, and outgoing …

Eye on Boise: Labrador urges governor not to implement exchanges

BOISE – U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has joined U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and a group of other national lawmakers in signing a letter urging …

Silver Valley couple claims $30,000 in scratch ticket winnings

A Silver Valley couple claimed a $30,000 winning scratch ticket today.

Idaho hits another lottery jackpot

BOISE – The Idaho Lottery on Tuesday reported its biggest profit payout to the state yet, at $37 million. Despite the economic downturn, it was the eighth consecutive record year …

Budget boost for Idaho: Unclaimed $1M prize

Idaho Lottery revenues are forecast to be down slightly this year because of fewer big, attention-grabbing jackpots - but the lottery’s still in line to meet its profit projections, largely …

Inland Northwest ticket-buyers share in Mega Millions fortune

The Inland Northwest could soon see a mega windfall. Both winning tickets in the $380 million Mega Millions lottery were sold here – one in Post Falls and the other …

Lottery winner claims big prize near deadline

With two weeks left before an Idaho lottery ticket worth $250,000 was to expire, a Coeur d’Alene woman claimed her prize Wednesday. Idaho Lottery officials knew a winning ticket for …

Rathdrum truck driver claims lottery prize

A Rathdrum truck driver claimed a $250,000 prize in the Idaho Lottery’s Mega Millions game this week.

$1 million raffle ticket sold in SW Idaho

A $1 million Idaho Lottery raffle ticket was sold in Canyon County. The drawing for the raffle was Wednesday night. The winning number was 059,388. The winner had yet not …

Idaho lottery grows amid recession

BOISE - Though the economic times are grim, there’s one way Idaho’s still making money: by chance. Idaho’s state lottery announced Tuesday that its annual revenue set a record for …

Idaho lottery profits up, Washington down

Though the economic times are grim, there’s one way Idaho’s still making money: By chance. Idaho’s state lottery announced Tuesday that its revenues for the recently concluded fiscal year set …

Lottery winner’s luck about to run out

BOISE – Someone won $200,000 in the Idaho lottery in January but still hasn’t claimed the prize – and if no one comes forward in the next 3 ½ weeks, …