Idaho Lottery launched sales for 5 Star Draw on September 29, 2019. It is the first new in-state draw game launched by the Idaho Lottery since Idaho Cash in February of 2017. This is an Idaho-only draw game with a jackpot prize that begins at $250,000 and continues to grow until there is a winner.
“Our players really enjoy Idaho-only draw games with big prizes,” said Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson. “This game, which gives players two chances to win for $5, or 10 chances for $20, was already creating a lot of excitement before we launched it. We’re looking forward to it being successful, not only for our players, but also for our beneficiaries – Idaho’s public schools and the permanent building fund.”
5 Star Draw is played in similar fashion to other jackpot draw games. Players select five numbers from 1 to 45. They receive two lines of play for $5 or ten lines of play for $20. In the game, players try to correctly match all five numbers drawn to win the jackpot prize. Players may select their own numbers or ask for a quick pick. Drawings are held on Tuesday and Friday nights.
In addition to the jackpot prize, there are other prizes in the game for matching winning numbers. Players who match four of the five numbers for a draw win $1,000. When players match three of the five numbers they win $20. Players who match two numbers correctly win $5. If the jackpot is not won, prize funds will be added to the next drawing’s jackpot prize. If there is more than one jackpot winner for a draw, the jackpot prize will be divided equally among multiple winners. The jackpot prize is paid in a single lump-sum, cash payment.