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Scratch For Schools Comes To Twin Falls
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Over 60 schools from around the Magic Valley gathered at CSI this Wednesday and took part in the annual Scratch for School fundraiser.
The Idaho Lottery hosted the event.
Each school that participated received 300 "Pop Quiz" lottery tickets.
In a 5 minute period, representatives from the schools vigorously scratched as many tickets as they could.
In the end, the more tickets scratched meant the more money that school walked away with, as each school was awarded the winnings from all of their scratched tickets.
And as for the Idaho Lottery... giving back to local Idaho Public Schools is at the root of their business.
“The lottery was created to benefit public schools around the state of Idaho and this is one way we further that mission… giving extra dollars back to the schools for things they might not have… thing like some immediate playground improvements or some extra books for the library or maybe some small software technology upgrades for their class rooms.”
Said David Workman from the Idaho Lottery
Last year, participants around the state claimed over $97,000 in winnings for their schools.
Since the program began, Scratch for Schools has returned over $650,000 to Idaho public schools.