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Despite the prevailing pandemic conditions, the residents of Idaho are feeling quite lucky.
The Director of the Idaho Lottery informed that the sales of the lottery tickets were down only by 5% and someone even bagged $250,000 in one of the games. Anderson, the Director of the lottery, gave a statement that buying a lottery ticket does offer some sense of normalcy for folks because things aren’t normal now for a lot of people.
The lottery makes dividend payments goes to school, maintenance of state buildings as well as constructions. According to the budget committee, the lottery is to bring about $57 million this fiscal year.
Even with the stay at home orders, the lottery is estimated to produce $52 -$55 million dividend this year. Anderson said that Advertising plays a key role in selling the lottery tickets. But the emphasis of the lottery has changed and shifted the focus on helping the schools and maintenance of state buildings.
As the Idaho Lottery is closed because of the virus, winners can mail their winning tickets or drop them off in the slot at the office to have a check mailed to them.
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