If the Idaho Lottery's "Fastest Scratcher in Idaho" contest is the equivalent to March Madness, then consider Tuesday evening a conference tournament championship.
 
The Maverik on Woodruff Avenue in Idaho Falls hosted one of the hectic races, to eventually send off the areas fastest ticket scratcher to the main event.
 
"As a part of our big celebration on July 19 in Boise, the Idaho Lottery is also hosting fastest scratcher contest in the state, where we're inviting participants from this part of the state, all the way to northern Idaho and every point in between to come to a qualifying event," said David Workman with the Lottery.
 
The event is part of the Lottery's 30th anniversary.
 
Competitors have to completely scratch off four areas on the competitions official ticket in the quickest amount of time.
 
This was just one of the 128 contests that will be held around the state of Idaho, and all of the champions will head to Boise for a chance to receive $1,000 in Idaho Lottery scratch tickets.
 
"People show up at one of our events that we're going to be hosting here and across the rest of the state, and qualify to come to Boise, expenses paid by us, to do that," said Workman.
 
Along with the fastest scratcher in Idaho competition, the lottery's celebration on July 19 will include an attempt to grab a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest gathering of people scratching scratch cards.
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