Idaho Lottery gives record amount to state coffers

BOISE, Id. – Idaho Lottery is returning a record dividend amount to the people of Idaho. The lottery has donated to the state a record amount for each of the past seven years.

Stave Governor Butch Otter accepted a dividend check from the Idaho State Lottery Commission for $36.5 million on behalf of the citizens of Idaho.

In 21 years the Idaho Lottery has given back $473.8 million to the state.

Lottery revenues have increased for the third consecutive year as well.

Idaho has one of the smallest lotteries in the United States in terms of sales figures, but it was ranked 15th out of 43 state lotteries in overall sales by percentage of increase through the first nine months of fiscal year 2010.

Published: July 14, 2010

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