LEWISTON - The Idaho Lottery’s annual public school fundraiser is back with the most schools registered to participate in the program’s history. Tuesday’s event at Lewis-Clark State College will feature nearly 40 Idaho public schools from all across the Clearwater and Palouse region. In total, 450 schools across Idaho are signed up to participate in the annual fundraising event to benefit public education. This is the 19th edition of Scratch for Schools, a program that has returned over $1.2 million to benefit public education in Idaho.
Each of the 50+ schools at each event will compete for the title of fastest scratching school and win cash for their classroom or school needs like playground equipment, books for their library, or computer learning software.
Each participating school receives an entire pack of Scratch Tickets and five minutes to scratch as many tickets as possible. The fastest scratching schools advance to a final round where they receive another pack of tickets and another five minutes to scratch.
By the end of the event, the top schools will scratch as many as 900 tickets. Each school gets to keep all the prize winnings from their packs. During the two hour event Tuesday, schools will scratch an estimated 13,000 tickets.