April 16, 2013
Big Winners within One Hour on Tax Day!
and $100,000 from Boise, $250,000 from Twin Falls
BOISE, Idaho – Debt free on tax day. John Miles of Twin Falls proudly made that
statement yesterday after claiming the last top prize of $250,000 on the Idaho
Lottery’s Scratch GameTM Silver &
Gold. Miles bought his ticket between
stops at grocery stores last Saturday from the luckiest store in Twin Falls,
the Oasis Stop ´N Go on Addison Road.
is my new lucky number,” said Miles who uncovered the number 32 on his scratch
ticket, then matched it in the play area and won one-quarter million dollars.
“This couldn’t come at better time for me and my family. We’ll be paying off the note on my house and
the credit card and be debt free!”
is the third $250,000 winning scratch ticket in the past two years sold at the
Oasis Stop ´N Go located at 2220 Addison in Twin Falls. For their part in selling the ticket, Oasis
will receive a bonus from the Idaho Lottery of $20,000.
Miles in the winners lobby at the Idaho Lottery was $100,000 winner Rocky
Hansen, who purchased his winning ticket from the Jacksons at 897 Cole Road
about 3:00 a.m. on Saturday after coming home from work.
stopped in to get a few things for the next morning and the clerk asked me if I
needed anything else. I said ‘Yes, how
about $100,000?’ but bought the $10 Word O’ Rama ticket instead,” laughed
Hansen when he claimed his prize. “Turns
out, I got what I wanted!”
claimed the last top prize on the Idaho Lottery’s Scratch Game Super Star Word
O’ Rama. Hansen plans to buy a new
vehicle and invest the remainder of his winnings. For their part in selling the
ticket, Jacksons will receive a bonus from the Idaho Lottery of $10,000.
before Hansen claimed his prize, Sue McCool and Horst Moll claimed the last top
prize of $50,000 on the Scratch GameTM
Bubble Gum Big Bingo. Their ticket was
purchased at Albertsons on Federal Way on Sunday evening. The pair of friends are
avid travelers and plan to visit Europe to visit family with their
winnings. For their part in selling the
winning ticket, Albertsons will receive a bonus of $5,000 from the Idaho
three big winners on Tax Day found themselves in the Idaho Lottery Winner’s
Lobby within an hour of each other to claim their prizes.
was one of the more memorable tax days in Idaho Lottery history,” said Idaho
Lottery Director Jeff Anderson. “We’ve
had big days with multiple winners before, but we can’t recall this many large
winners in such a short time frame and all on tax day.”
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