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BOISE — The Idaho Lottery had its biggest sales year ever in fiscal year 2022, the year directly after the Legislature initially voted to jettison its most popular game, Powerball, then later relented.

The lottery reported more than $376.3 million in sales, topping the $300 million mark for the second time ever. As a result, it also turned over a record dividend to the state this week — $73 million to benefit Idaho public schools and state buildings.

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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