April 3, 2013
Train to Boise! Post Falls Man Claims $100,000
BOISE, Idaho – Jon Bartlett, Post Falls,
took a detour on his way home late last night, stopping at the Freeway Jifi Stop in Coeur d’Alene to pick up a few items. At the last minute, he decided to buy one $10
Money Train scratch ticket that he eventually played in the parking lot of the
first, I thought I’d only won $100, but then I saw it was a lot more than
that,” described Bartlett on when he knew he’d won. “I drove straight to my
parent’s house, and honestly, don’t remember putting the truck into park. I
woke them up, made them look at the ticket just to be sure I was right.”
the winning number on his ticket, 26, is Bartlett’s current age. Matching that
number won him the first top prize in that game of $100,000. After calling a few friends and family, he
loaded his father and son into his truck and “took the midnight money train to
Boise” to claim his prize. The three
drove all night long to arrive in Boise first thing in the morning at Lottery
not a lot of traffic on the highway at 2 a.m.,” added Bartlett who works as a
detailer for Findlay Hyundai – Mazda – Nissan.
“We never thought ever that we would be in Boise to claim a big prize
from the Lottery. But here we are!”
plans to make some vehicle repairs for his family then put the remainder of his
winnings into savings for his son’s education.
Freeway Jifi Stop at 2105 N. 4th Street in
Coeur d’Alene will receive a $10,000 bonus from the Idaho Lottery for their
part in selling the winning ticket.
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