BOISE — The Idaho Lottery is now the official Guinness World Records title holder for the largest gathering of people scratching scratch cards. A total of 479 people scratched their official Guinness World Records title attempt cards during the Idaho Lottery’s 30th Anniversary celebration at 6:05 p.m. on July 19 to break the previous Guinness World Records title.

The Idaho Lottery was notified by Guinness World Records on Aug. 13 of their successful attempt. Idaho is the first lottery in the world to offer an Official Attempt Scratch Game. The game went on sale to the public on June 17 and was used exclusively during the Guinness World Records title attempt. Idaho also becomes the first lottery to hold this Guinness World Records title.

“We are proud of our Guinness World Records title and are humbled by the 479 participants who took time to join us for our 30th Anniversary celebration and make it possible,” said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery director. “We set the bar for this record very high and we hope that it stands for a long time. This record is not just for the lottery but all Idahoans who have supported the lottery and our good causes for 30 years. Thank you, everyone.”

The Guinness World Records title certificate is on display at the Idaho Lottery. The Idaho Lottery broke the previous record of 386 participants that was set just two days before their own attempt on July 17 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.