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BOISE, Idaho – Idaho’s favorite game, Powerball, has a special Halloween treat for players this year: a $1 billion jackpot. With jack-o-lanterns aglow, players are heading to Idaho Lottery retail locations for Monday night’s big draw, the 5th largest in history and only the second time Powerball has reached the one-billion-dollar mark.
“When jackpots get this size, there is a lot of excitement and enthusiasm as more people join the game for a chance to win big,” said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. “We remind everyone to please play responsibly, and that it takes only one ticket to win.”
Players have until 7:55 pm MT to buy a ticket. Tickets are $3 each and include PowerPlay which will increase non-jackpot winning prizes from $8 up to $2 million.
Powerball started in 1992 when Idaho joined 13 other states to create the game. In Idaho, Powerball has made 36 millionaires and has recorded five jackpot winners.
The arrival of Halloween signals the beginning of the holiday season. During this gift giving season, the Idaho Lottery would like to remind everyone to gift Lottery tickets responsibly. You must be 18 years old to buy, sell, or redeem Lottery products in Idaho.
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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 $5 billion in products, awarded more than $3.1 billion in prizes to players, returned $293 million in retail commissions, and distributed $1.1 billion in Lottery dividends to Idaho public schools and buildings. To learn more, please visit www.idaholottery.com.