May 23, 2013
Hayden Man Becomes 13th Weekly Grand Jackpot Winner on April 13, 2013
BOISE, Idaho – On a Friday in mid-April,
Elbert Stebbins of Hayden signed papers for a new house. The next day,
Saturday, April 13, 2013, he visited the Super 1 Foods in Hayden, Idaho and
bought a $2 Weekly Grand draw ticket with the winnings from an Idaho Lottery
scratch ticket. What he didn’t know at the time was that later that evening he
would become Idaho’s 13th jackpot winner on the Idaho-only game
recognized I had four of the five numbers,” admitted Stebbins when he handed
his ticket to the clerk at Super 1 Foods to check it the next morning, Sunday.
“That’s when they said I had to get to Boise to claim my prize, that I’d won
it, the whole jackpot.”
weeks later, on May 21, 2013, Stebbins arrived in Boise to claim his $77,381
jackpot prize, $1000 a week each week for the next year after taxes are paid by
the Idaho Lottery. When asked why it
took so long to get to Boise to claim his prize, the understated Stebbins said,
“Well, I do live 400 miles away. That’s a long trip.”
says his first priority will be to purchase furniture for his new house that
he’s since moved in to.
Grand is only played in Idaho. Players
that match all five numbers win the jackpot.
Since Weekly Grand debuted in August 2011, there have been 13 jackpot
winners including three from northern Idaho. There have been 18 second chance
winners on Weekly Grand that have claimed $100 a week for a year. Eight of those winners have been from
their part in selling the winning ticket, Super 1 Foods receives a bonus from
the Idaho Lottery of $7,738.
OF STEBBINS AVAILABLE.
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