BOISE -- You may have heard about scratching up funds for a project, but Thursday night, school teachers and administrators quite literally scratched up money for their schools.

More than 250 teachers and administrators from 80 public schools competed in the Idaho Lottery's Scratch for Schools event.

Each school was given a stack of scratch lottery tickets. They then had five minutes to scratch off as many tickets as possible.

Schools then got to keep all their winnings to use as they wished.

We have some assemblies that need to be purchased for our students and so it's to bring money into the school, said Randi Sinclair, a teacher at Morley Nelson Elementary.

The Idaho Lottery gave out $16,400 at the event.

Emmett High School took home the top honors, scratching off $720 worth of winners.

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