Do the schools and buildings of the State of Idaho really benefit from everyone who participates in the Lottery? The answer is YES! In fact, the Idaho Lottery just completed its most successful year in its 24-year history yielding the most prosperous dividend of $48.2 million. This was the 10th consecutive year for a record dividend. Since 1989, the Idaho Lottery has been a committed partner of public education and the permanent building fund, returning more than $600.5 million since inception.