Idaho Lottery Director Guarantees TWO $1,000,000 Winning Tickets to be Sold in Idaho

October 25, 2023 | Lottery News

BOISE, Idaho (October 20, 2023) – Inherent in the term “lottery” is the element of chance that players could win BIG, life-changing, prizes.  This October, the Idaho Lottery is offering players something much more definitive.

“I personally guarantee the odds to win one million dollars is better than ever and the Idaho Lottery will sell two winning tickets worth $1,000,000 each!” declared Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson.

This announcement came on the eve of the Idaho Lottery launching the 17th edition of the annual Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle.  The Director’s pronouncement was made as part of major game changes to the popular game that has become synonymous with the holiday season.

Last year’s Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle game sold out in just 22 days, ending on November 12, 2022 – the earliest in the history of the game. Many players asked the Lottery for a second raffle.  The Lottery listened and responded with a new look to the classic game.

This year, the Idaho Lottery’s favorite Holiday game will feature more tickets (450,000 of the $10 tickets) and TWO, one-million-dollar prizes. Tickets for the popular game go on sale Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 4 a.m. Mountain Time.  Once the tickets are gone, they’re gone.

“Idahoans love playing Idaho-only games.  We responded to our players’ by offering another one-million-dollar prize and better odds to win it.  We increased the total number of prizes and made more tickets available for purchase so everyone has the opportunity to participate,” said Anderson.

“We remind everyone to have fun but to get their tickets early because it will sell out. Remember, just one ticket is all it takes to win,” he added.

Besides the TWO guaranteed top prizes of $1,000,000, there are over 17,800 additional prizes ranging from $15 up to $10,000. The Raffle features 15 daily, $1,000 winners drawn during the first 15 days of sales chosen at random from the previous day’s sales. The game also features eighteen, $1,000 prizes for players who purchase one of the eighteen 25000th tickets.

Players who win one of the eighteen 25000th tickets or one of the first fifteen days’ $1,000 prizes must claim their prize at the Idaho Lottery offices in Boise. Their ticket will also remain eligible to win additional prizes in the Raffle, including the $1,000,000 top prizes.

Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle tickets will remain on sale until December 26, 2023, at 11:59 pm Mountain Time or until ticket 450,000 is sold.

“The Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle has produced one Idaho Lottery millionaire every year for the last sixteen years. This year, we will have two, one million dollar winning tickets, guaranteed!” said Anderson.


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 $5.4 billion in products, awarded more than $3.1 billion in prizes to players, returned $317 million in retail commissions, and distributed $1.189 billion in Lottery dividends to Idaho public schools and buildings. To learn more, please visit

SOURCE: The Idaho Lottery.

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