The Idaho Lottery which is also simply known as ID Lottery began on July 19, 1989. The government of Idaho administers the Idaho Lottery, which is also a registered member of the Multi-state Lottery Association. Idaho has a record to its name for implementing the lottery in just 200 days. Since its inception, the Idaho lottery has paid out more than $1.6 billion to the Idaho lottery winners in cash prizes. In the year 2009, the Idaho lottery had set a sales record by crossing $140 million mark in gross. Additionally, a dividend record of $35 million had been set as well. About 60% share of the Idaho lottery dollars is returned to the lottery players in 2009. About 25% of the Idaho lottery dollars had been returned to the people of people of Idaho through various charity activities.
In 2007, Idaho lottery made the decision of changing their on-line provider to INTRALOT, for which they had to install terminals and satellites across Idaho. This decision has helped the Idaho lottery by giving them an opportunity to conduct customized and unique promotions by making use of the new terminals. Along with the change of its on-line provider, Idaho lottery has changed their instant ticket vendor as well. They went with the Scientific games, Inc. This collaboration of these two companies had helped them in a new variety of game promotions where the players can enter the draws through internet and tele-entry. In the same year, Idaho lottery became the North American industry first when it started to offer their VIP club members the chance to earn rewards whenever they purchase games. For each $1 spent, the players get 1 point, which can be redeemed through the Lottery’s website for merchandise.
In-house draw games offered by Id lottery:
The Idaho lottery proudly offers several draw games that are both entertaining and exciting to participate in. Following are the in-house draw games offered by the Id lottery.
- Pick 3
Idaho Pick 3 is a simple game that draws two times a day and seven times a week. The style of play and prizes given vary.
- Weekly Grand
Costing $2 per each game, this game is drawn two times a week. The best prize of this game is $1000 for every week for a year inclusive of taxes. Non-winning tickets have the option of entering the monthly draw for $100 a week.
Additionally, the Id lottery offers a wide variety of multi-jurisdictional games such as Mega millions, Wild card, Lucky for life, and Powerball. Idaho powerballs results can be checked online at their website.
Q - If I’m a non-US citizen, can I participate in the Idaho Lottery games?
A - Yes.
Q - If a pool of players win a large prize, does every member pay tax?
A - In such case, every winner is equally liable to pay taxes.
For details of Idaho lottery and latest news visit Idaho Lottery Official Website