Another Winning Year for the Idaho Lottery
By resident fun-raiser Becki Woodbury
On Tuesday night, the Lottery wrapped up another successful year with a drawing for the 11th $1,000,000 Raffle, which sold out on New Year’s Eve. The Idaho-only Raffle is one of the state’s most popular games, offering each buyer the best chance at a million bucks of any Idaho Lottery game. The winning announcement was broadcast on the lottery's statewide draw partner stations KTVB, KTFT, 24/7, KPVI, and KLEW. And in case you haven’t checked your ticket yet, the winning number for the big jackpot was 119664.
In addition to the top prize, the Idaho Lottery also announced the two $10,000 prize-winning numbers from this year’s game, which are 095407 and 092208. But wait, there’s more! In fact, there are over 6,900 winning numbers for the Raffle. So even if you didn’t become a millionaire or a ten-thousand-aire on Tuesday, check your ticket on the Lottery website to see if you at least get to splurge on a nice dinner and a movie.
2018 is already off to a good start for the Idaho Lottery, too, with two of the nation’s most popular lottery games in “jackpot alert” mode. The Powerball is currently sitting at $550 million after no one hit last night’s numbers, and Mega Millions is up to $445 million.
The Idaho Lottery is a very rewarding account for us. As the strategy and media services partner for this complex and wide-reaching retail operation, we put a lot into helping them grow and exceed their goals. So when they do, it brings us a great feeling of accomplishment. And with the Lottery, we also get the added bonus of giving back to the state. To date, the Lottery has given back over $790 million to Idaho Public Schools and the Permanent Building Fund.
We love working with the Idaho Lottery team, and are looking forward to another great year of wins in 2018.