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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Idaho Cash –
Idaho Lottery’s Newest Draw Game Has First Draw Tonight
BOISE, Idaho –
Tonight marks the first draw for the newest Idaho Lottery game, Idaho Cash. This is an Idaho-only Draw
Game with a jackpot prize that begins at $20,000 and continues to grow until
there is a winner. Tickets for this game
are only available from licensed Idaho Lottery retailers. Sales for Idaho
Cash tickets began on Sunday. Idaho Cash is the first new in-state
Draw Game launched by the Idaho Lottery since Weekly Grand in August of 2010.
“Our players really enjoy Idaho-only Draw Games with big
prizes,” said Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson. “This game, which gives
players two chances to win for a $1 ticket, was already creating a lot of
excitement before we launched it. We’re looking forward to it being successful,
not only for our players, but also for our beneficiaries – Idaho’s public
schools and the permanent building fund.”
Idaho Cash is
played in similar fashion to other jackpot Draw Games. Players select five numbers from 1 to 45. They receive two plays for $1. In the game, players try to match all five
numbers correctly to win the jackpot prize.
Players may select their own numbers or ask for
a quick pick. Drawings are held on
Wednesday and Saturday nights, just like Powerball,
Weekly Grand, and Hot Lotto Sizzler. Players may purchase
tickets until 7:55 p.m. Mountain Time on the night of the draw.
In addition to the jackpot prize, there are other prizes in
the game for matching winning numbers. Players who match four of the five
numbers for a draw win $200. When players match three of the five numbers they
win $5. Players who match two numbers correctly win free tickets for the
game. If the jackpot is not won, prize
funds will be added to the next drawing’s jackpot prize. If there is more than
one jackpot winner for a draw, the jackpot prize will be divided equally among
multiple winners. The jackpot prize is paid in a single lump-sum, cash payment.
For drawing results visit idaholottery.com, call the Winning
Numbers Line at 208-334-4656, download the Idaho Lottery’s “Check-a-Ticket”
app, or take your ticket to any Idaho Lottery retailer for validation. All
prizes must be claimed within 180 days from the draw date.
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ABOUT THE IDAHO
The Idaho Lottery responsibly provides a variety of
entertaining games featuring Powerball, Mega Millions, Scratch GamesTM, and PullTabs
with a high degree of integrity to maximize the dividend for Idaho public
schools and the permanent building fund. Since their inception in 1989, the
Idaho Lottery has sold over $3.1 billion in products, awarded over $1.9 billion
in prizes to players, returned $186.5 million in retail commissions, and
distributed $744 million in Lottery dividends to Idaho public schools and the
Permanent Building Fund. To learn more, please visit www.idaholottery.com.