The Idaho Lottery celebrated its 30th anniversary last July quite a unique way. The lottery institution decided to start its 31st year by breaking a Guinness World Record for the most number of simultaneous scratch-offs. The event not only gave lottery fans a chance to win, but it also gave the lottery a lot of positive publicity.
The Idaho Lottery gathered 479 people at its headquarters in Boise. All of them simultaneously scratched an instant play card called the “Official Attempt Scratch Game.”
According to the organizers of the event, the number of participants was 93 more than the record for simultaneous scratch-offs set in Amsterdam two days before. Guinness World Record judges supervised the event,.
Idaho Lottery has actually been celebrating its anniversary since January. It started offering different scratch-off tickets with a prize pot of $30,000- $300,000 to customers. The lottery also held second-chance drawing games for players to have a shot at winning $30,000.
The record-breaking event organized by the Idaho Lottery featured live bands, food trucks, free lottery tickets, and lottery gifts. The lottery plans to continue its celebration for the next few months.