BOISE – Scratch tickets are the most sold Lottery game in Idaho. Every year Idaho sells about $136 million worth of scratch games.
Lucky Idahoans win about $93 million in Lottery prizes every year.
Have you ever wondered how Lottery scratch games are made?
Tickets start with a clever name and a blank sheet of paper.
Tonya Bloedel is one of three artists who draw all of Idaho’s scratch games. She says she loves the creation process.
“I usually close my door and just kind of zone out and just draw,” says Bloedel.
Bloedel came to Idaho as a student at Boise State studying graphic design. As a Bronco she interned with the Idaho Lottery and eventually got a full-time job. Fourteen years later she still hasn’t left.
One of her most recent projects is the soon-to-be released scratch game “Cash Word on a Stick.”
Bloedel says she thinks it will turn out great.