|Lucky For Life|
|Pick 3 Day|
|Pick 3 Night|
About the Idaho Lottery
Created in 1988, the Idaho Lottery raises money for the state’s public schools and permanent buildings fund. The Idaho Lottery set a new industry record when it started out by successfully launching a lottery in less than 200 days.
Since its inception, the Idaho Lottery has paid out over $1.77 billion in prizes and raised $869 million for Idaho’s public schools and buildings.
Idaho Lottery Tickets
You can get Idaho Lottery tickets at any of the 1,200+ authorized retailers all over the state. Winning players have 180 days to claim their prizes.
Can I buy ID Lottery tickets online?
No. State laws forbid the purchase of lottery tickets online or through mail. You’ll have to buy your tickets in person from authorized retailers near you.
ID Lottery Tickets Payment Methods
You can buy lottery tickets using cash. Depending on the retailer, you may also opt to use alternatives like debit cards.
Idaho Lottery Games and Drawing Schedules
Lucky for Life players must pick 5 numbers from 1-48 and a Lucky Ball number from 1-18. To win the jackpot, players have to match all 6 winning numbers. This gets them $1,000 a day for life. Second-prize winners, meanwhile, win $25,000 a year for life by matching all 5 regular winning numbers but not the Lucky Ball.
Lucky for Life draws take place every Monday and Thursday.
The Idaho Lottery offers Lotto America, a multi-state draw game, alongside other states like New Mexico and Kansas. Lotto America carries a rollover jackpot that starts at $2 million and grows with every draw until somebody wins.
To play, you must select 5 numbers from 1-52 and another number (the Star Ball digit) from 1-10. You must match all the winning draw numbers to win the jackpot prize. Players can also pay an extra $1 for the All-Star Bonus, which multiplies any prizes (except the jackpot) by the multiplier drawn for the day.
Lotto America draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday.
Weekly Grand is an Idaho-exclusive lottery game that grants jackpot winners $1000 per week for a year, tax-free. Participating players must pick 5 numbers from 1 to 32. To win the jackpot, you must match all 5 winning draw numbers.
Weekly Grand draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday.
Idaho Cash is an Idaho-exclusive lottery game. It offers a rolling jackpot that starts at $20,000 and grows with every draw until somebody wins. To play, you must pick 5 numbers from 1-45. Your chosen numbers must match all 5 winning draw numbers to win you the jackpot prize.
Idaho Cash draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday.
The Idaho Pick 3 lottery runs two draws per day (one at midday and one in the evening). Each draw carries a fixed jackpot of $500. However, your maximum possible prize will depend on your chosen playstyle.
To play, you must pick a number from 000 to 999. Then, you must select a playstyle and bet value. Matching all the winning draw numbers in exact order will get you the highest jackpot ($500).
You can choose from the following playstyles:
- Exact Order: You must match the winning numbers in the exact order.
- Any Order: You can match the winning numbers in any order.
- Exact / Any: You can match the winning numbers in any order or in exact order.
- Front or Back Pair: You pick 2 numbers instead of 3. Depending on your chosen pair type, your numbers must match either the first 2 or the last 2 winning numbers in exact order.
Idaho Lottery Game Schedules
|Lucky for Life||Mondays and Thursdays||8:35 PM|
|Lotto America||Wednesdays and Saturdays||9 PM|
|Weekly Grand||Wednesdays and Saturdays||8 PM|
|Idaho Cash||Wednesdays and Saturdays||8 PM|
|Pick 3||Every day||1:59 PM and 7:59 PM|
Notable Winners of Idaho Lotteries
Here are some of the Idaho Lottery’s notable winners for 2018 and 2019:
- Yvonne Gray of Boise won $103,000 playing Idaho Cash. Her husband had previously won $1000 on a scratch-off game.
- A player from Ada County won $25,000 a year for life playing Lucky for Life
- Tony Mael of Lewiston also won $25,000 a year for life playing Lucky for Life
Scratch-off games have also seen many big wins:
- Stanley Thurston of Cascade won $250,000 playing Tycoon Treasures
- Jennifer Rodriguez of Paul won $100,000 playing The Whole Shebang
- Blaine Hokanson of Pocatello won $100,000 playing Tuxedo Cashword
- Lynette Brackenbury of Burley won $50,000 playing Plum Crazy Slingo
- Horacio Nolasco won $50,000 playing Happy Go Lucky Cashword
Idaho Lottery Instant Games
Idaho Lottery Scratch-Off Instant Games
The Idaho Lottery runs a variety of scratch-off instant games at different prices:
Prizes run up to $300,000 depending on the game you play.
Idaho Lottery InstaPlay Games
You can also play several InstaPlay games that award instant prizes. The Idaho Lottery allows you to buy a ticket and simply check to see if you’ve won. Different games offer different themes and jackpots.
Idaho Lottery PullTab Games
The Idaho Lottery offers electronic pull-tab games through 200+ machines at over 140 locations all over the state. These pull-tab games come in a variety of themes. All players have to do is select certain tabs on the touchscreen and see if they’ve won any prizes.
Idaho Lottery Second Chances
What is Second Chance?
Second chance games let you enter non-winning draw game tickets or scratch cards into new draws where you can win prizes. Which tickets are eligible, the frequency of second-chance draws, and the prizes on offer all depend on the lottery operator.
To learn more, check out our article on second chance games.
How does Second Chance work for the ID Lottery?
Like most state lotteries, the Idaho Lottery runs limited-time second chance promotions for a variety of scratch-off games. It’s best to keep an eye out for announcements on the Idaho Lottery website or through the Idaho Lottery’s various mobile apps.
Information on the Idaho Lottery
Idaho Lottery Office
You can find the Idaho Lottery office at 1199 Shoreline Lane, Suite 100, Boise, ID 83702.
Idaho Lottery Customer Support
You can contact the Idaho Lottery through:
- Idaho Lottery Office: 208-334-2600
- Winning Numbers Line: 208-334-4656
- Mail: Idaho Lottery, P.O. Box 6537, Boise, ID 83707-6537
You may also send an email through the contact form on the Idaho Lottery’s official website.
Idaho Lottery Social Accounts
You can get news and information through the Idaho Lottery’s official social media accounts:
Idaho Lottery Apps and Technology
The Idaho Lottery has several mobile apps available for iOS and Android devices. There are dedicated apps for filling out an e-playslip or scanning your tickets to check their results. Aside from that, there’s also a dedicated Cashword app that lets you play a word game or submit eligible non-winning tickets for second chance promotions.
The main Idaho Lottery app also lets you:
- Check jackpot and draw schedules
- Access your Idaho Lottery VIP Club card
- View remaining prizes for scratch-off games
- Find nearby lottery retailers