Security and integrity are the first and foremost goal of the Idaho Lottery. In addition to handling background checks on all Lottery employees, retailers, and vendors, the Security Division monitors ticket pricing, ticket redemption, all Lottery games and drawings. We may send a Security Division Officer to take a look at your business before issuing a Lottery Retailer Certificate.
Confidential retailer background checks are conducted on each owner and key officers of all organizations applying for a Lottery Retailer Certificate. Certificates may be denied to businesses or owners whose financial or criminal backgrounds raise serious questions about their honesty, integrity or financial capability. The background check information may be shared with other law enforcement agencies, but is otherwise strictly confidential.
The director may terminate a contract with a lottery game retailer for such reasons of termination as shall be recited in such contract, which reasons shall include, but not be limited to, the knowing sale of tickets or shares to any person under the age of eighteen (18).
No tickets or shares in the lottery games shall be sold by or to persons under the age of eighteen (18). In the case of lottery tickets or shares sold by lottery game retailers or their employees, such persons shall establish safeguards to help assure that such sales are not made to natural persons under the age of eighteen (18).
A person may not sell a lottery ticket or share to any person under the age of eighteen (18) years. A minor may not purchase lottery tickets or shares and may not redeem winning tickets or shares.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter except as provided in subsection (2) of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction be fined up to five thousand dollars ($5,000) or imprisoned up to six (6) months or be both so fined and imprisoned.