How to play and win Big Money Lottery in Idaho gem state of USA

Idaho Lottery

Idaho is a state in the north western region of the United States bordering the state of Montana to the east and northeast, Wyoming to the east, Nevada plus Utah to the south and Washington and Oregon to the West. Towards north it shares a small portion of the Canadian border too. The official state nickname is the “Gem State”, which references Idaho’s reputation for gemstones and, more broadly, its many wilderness areas.

What most people love here is playing lottery as time pass and with the population of around 1.7 million this states has Lottery Commission which began on July 19th 1989 run by the government being a member of the Multi state lottery Association or MUSL.

The Idaho Lottery offers the multi-state drawing games Mega Millions, Powerball, Hot Lotto, Big Money and Wild Card and a daily game, Idaho Pick 3. The Lottery also offers approximately 50 instant Scratch Games yearly.

Big Money Lottery

Big Money

Big Money lottery is a BIG Scratch Game with an bigger top prize of $175,000 with no less than forty stacks of cash on the game, with each one capable of winning cash at any time.

In Big Money, match any of your numbers to any of the winning numbers and win the prize shown for that number. Reveal a “2X” symbol and win double the prize shown for that symbol. Reveal a “4X” symbol and win four times the prize shown for that symbol. Reveal an “8X” symbol, win eight times the prize shown for that symbol. Reveal a “BILL” symbol and win all twenty prizes shown automatically!

Big Money doesn’t stop there. In addition to top prizes of $175,000, this game is loaded up with $40, $50, and $100 winners. In fact, there’s over $5.3 million in prizes, waiting to be won.

How to play Big Money lottery

  • First and foremost visit your nearest retailer and purchase scratch card games for $20. Scratch tickets can be located at the checkout counter or in a Winstation lottery vending machine.
  • Match any of YOUR NUMBERS to any of the WINNING NUMBERS, win prize shown for that number.
  • Next reveal a “2X” symbol, win Double the prize shown for that symbol. Reveal a “4X” symbol, win 4 TIMES the prize shown for that symbol. Reveal an “8X” symbol, win 8 times the prize shown for that symbol. Reveal a “BILL” symbol and win all 20 prizes shown automatically!

Odds of the game


Prize Amount # of Prizes Odds
$175,000 2 1:184,475
$10,000 3 1:123,250
$5,000 6 1:61,625
$1,000 24 1:15,406
$500 593 1:624
$200 3,388 1:109
$100 11,711 1:32
$50 17,894 1:21
$40 12,335 1:30
$25 14,790 1:25
$20 59,160 1:6

How to claim prizes if you win Big Money?

Big Money Winner

Redeem any prizes won, under $599, at any Idaho Lottery retailer. Any prize won $600 and over, can be redeemed at the Lottery headquarters, in person or via mail.

All tickets, transactions and winners are subject to Lottery Rules and State Law. Prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the official end of game. Persons altering tickets are subject to prosecution. You must be at least 18 years old to purchase a ticket.

If you live outside of Idaho you may claim your winnings of any dollar amount through the mail.

You may claim your prize by either mailing  your ticket and the CLAIM FORM AND ADDENDUM , or stop in to the Idaho Lottery headquarters.

When claiming your winning ticket by mail you need to sign your name and write your address on the back of your ticket. Include a copy of your driver’s license or government issued photo ID.

Make a photocopy of the claim form and your winning ticket. Be sure to copy both the front and the back sides of your ticket and keep the photocopy of the completed form and ticket for your records.

Include original ticket (not the photocopy) with the completed claim form and mail to Idaho lottery, P.O. Box 8687, Boise, ID 83707

If you are sending your ticket and claim form overnight, please send to the following street address: Idaho lottery, 1199 Shoreline Lane, Suite 100 Boise, ID 83702

Note that those who have won thousands or millions of dollars in the Lottery know that 25 percent federal tax withholding and 7.4 percent Idaho state tax withholding is taken out of winnings. If $600 or more is won on a single wager, the Lottery is required to report those winnings to the IRS. For assistance on your taxes, call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 or visit

If you wish to know whether you have won or not you can call right away at 208-334-4656 and know your winning numbers.