Idaho Lottery to pay state a record $33 million
Idaho Lottery officials say school districts and public buildings hit a record jackpot this year with $33 million in profits from ticket sales.
The dividend announced today is split evenly between Idaho's public schools and the state's Permanent Building Fund. It's the third straight year of record-setting dividends for the state-sanctioned gambling program.
Sales during the fiscal year that ends Friday were $131 million, up 16 percent from last year.
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Jun 29, 2006, 1:24 pm - Lottery News forum
Security guard steals Idaho Lottery tickets
An Idaho Lottery security officer is in jail today, accused of stealing from the agency he was hired to protect.
20-year-old Christopher Martin of Emmett is accused of stealing from the Lottery Commission.
Idaho Lottery administrators say martin was working as an on-site security officer at the lottery headquarters. He hadn't been on the job long when he allegedly walked away with winning tickets.
As a security officer contracted to patrol the Idaho Lottery headquarters Christopher ...
Jun 2, 2006, 7:03 am - Lottery News forum
Intralot wins Idaho Lottery from larger rival Gtech
The Idaho Lottery will have a new vendor starting next February after a Greek company that's expanding in the U.S. won a $30 million contract to run the state's scratch ticket and online gaming system from a larger rival.
Intralot USA, a Georgia-based unit of Athens, Greece-based Intralot, beat out Rhode Island-based GTech by promising better service for instance, Idaho's online games, including Powerball, will run 24 hours a day under Intralot, up from the previous 22 hours and a more-at ...
May 3, 2006, 8:36 am - Lottery News forum
Idaho Lottery pays out $26M dividend to schools
Since 1989 Idahoans have bought $1.3 billion worth of lottery tickets and scratch games in hopes of hitting the big jackpot.
Tuesday, the Idaho Lottery Commission announced another winner Idaho's schools.
In its 2005 fiscal report, the lottery commission reports a record-setting dividend last year that saw $26 million go to Idaho's public schools and buildings.
That money was divided among the state's 114 school districts, and paid for the completion of 82 projects.
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Mar 16, 2006, 7:57 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball lottery millionaire fields marriage, investment proposals
A 33-year-old Idaho man who won a state record $220.3 million Powerball lottery jackpot Memorial Day weekend has spent his summer appearing on TV shows, taking friends to Tahiti, fielding marriage proposals from strangers and starting to build a new stadium at his hometown high school.But now it's back to work for Brad Duke of Star, a Boise suburb. Earlier this week, he returned to his old job at Gold's Gym in Meridian, where he teaches a 6 a.m. class on spinning, a workout using stationary bicy ...
Sep 12, 2005, 9:00 am - Lottery News forum
Idaho Lottery insists that Powerball winner reveal identity
The 33-year-old Idaho man who won a $220.3 million Powerball lottery jackpot Memorial Day weekend came out of hiding Thursday after the Idaho Lottery refused his request for anonymity.Brad Duke, a regional fitness director for a chain of health clubs and and unmarried former Boise State University pole-vaulter whose garage contains five mountain bikes, chose to take a one-time lump sum payment of $125.3 million, rather than the 30 annual installments of $7.4 million. That works out to approximat ...
Jun 17, 2005, 10:24 am - Lottery News forum
$220M lottery winner wants to be billionaire
A man who won a $220.3 million Powerball lottery jackpot - the second-largest single-ticket Powerball winning - plans to invest the money and become a billionaire.Brad Duke, 33, a regional fitness director for a health-club chain, said he hopes to build a $1 billion portfolio within 15 years. What better opportunity to have than me at my age with this money to build a billion-dollar empire to take care of my family and to give opportunities to the people who have given me opportunities, he said ...
Jun 17, 2005, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum
Boise man claims $220.3 million lottery jackpot
A Boise man in his thirties who had been playing the same numbers the past four years has come forward with the $220.3 million winning Powerball ticket, a record jackpot for the state.Idaho Lottery Commission Director Roger Simmons said officials were withholding the man's name until he can hire an attorney and financial adviser to help him decide whether to take the jackpot in 30 annual installments of $7.4 million or as a one-time payout of $125.3 million before taxes.Lottery officials estimat ...
Jun 1, 2005, 2:55 am - Lottery News forum
One Idaho lottery ticket wins $220.3 million Powerball jackpot
Someone who bought a Powerball lottery ticket in Boise, Idaho over the weekend has won a $220.3 million jackpot, the 10th-largest jackpot ever awarded by the multistate lottery, officials said yesterday.But if they want to spend any of it over the holiday weekend, they're going to have to borrow it from their buddies. We have not even heard from them, and I'm leaving the office at 4 p.m., Idaho Lottery spokeswoman Patricia Wellman said late yesterday afternoon. But based on what he won, he mig ...
May 30, 2005, 8:35 am - Lottery News forum
Suspicious lottery player wins big Powerball prize
The possibility of winning big has kept Rod Jacobs buying Powerball tickets for years, even though he's always wondered if the lottery is rigged - that is, until last week when he and his roommate, Marian Mathewson, won $100,000 off a ticket Mathewson purchased at the McCammon Chevron in Idaho. Now I'm eating crow with a smile, Jacobs said.Jacobs said he'll probably put his share of the money in the bank because he already has everything he needs. But he said Mathewson, an avid quilter, bought ...
Jan 21, 2005, 2:48 pm - Lottery News forum