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Lottery Offers Free Tickets for Two Hours on Tuesday

ÔÇïBOISE, Idaho ÔÇô The Idaho Lottery will debut their Two for Tuesday promotion of free draw-game tickets for eastern Idaho players and retailers tomorrow, Tuesday, August 18, 2009 between the hours of 5:00 P.M. to 700 P.M. Mountain Time.

For the two hours of Tuesday's promotion, players visiting any Idaho Lottery retailer from Blackfoot north to the Montana border will have the opportunity to receive a free $2 Double Play Daily ticket with the purchase of a $2 Powerball/PowerPlay or a $2 Hot Lotto Sizzler ticket.

"This is a unique promotion just for eastern Idaho," announced Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. "In addition to the big Powerball and Hot Lotto jackpots, for two dollars our players will have the chance to play free for two Idaho only jackpots on Double Play Daily worth $20,000 and over $25,700."

Double Play Daily, a new draw-style game from the Lottery that premiered in May, gives players two chances to win Idaho-only jackpots of at least $20,000 with the same set of numbers. Draws for Double Play Daily occur each night, back-to-back, at 8:00 P.M. Mountain Time. Players could win one or both jackpots on the same ticket. The first jackpot is always $20,000 while the second jackpot grows until it is won. Currently, the second jackpot is worth over $25,700.

"Adding this special promotion will further help local eastern Idaho businesses with more players visiting our retail partner's stores," said Anderson. "There is already a lot of excitement and enthusiasm for the two big jackpots. As jackpot fever continues to increase, we want to remind players that it only takes one ticket to win and to play what you can afford, not go overboard," added Anderson.

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night is an estimated $245 million and the Hot Lotto jackpot is worth an estimated $16.4 million.

Tickets purchased during this special two-hour promotion will be for the Double Play Daily draw Tuesday night and Wednesday night's Powerball PowerPlay and Hot Lotto Sizzler draws.


CONTACT: David Workman
(208) 334-2600