June 12, 2013
Train Wins Pocatello Woman $100,000!
BOISE, Idaho – Not many people
intentionally carry $100,000 around in their purse. Not many people are Sandra Chacon of
Pocatello. She bought a $10 Money Train
Idaho Lottery ScratchTM Ticket from the
Jacksons Store on 5th Avenue in Pocatello and carried it in her
purse for a day before scratching it while grocery shopping at Fred Meyer on
was shopping and scratching the ticket at the same time, and at first it was
hard to tell what I had won,” described Chacon on how she discovered she had
the winner. “I thought I’d only won
$100, but then there were too many zeroes for that!”
believing she held a $100,000 winner in her hand, Chacon went to the Fred Meyer
Customer Service desk and had the clerk check her ticket. The clerk confirmed she had a big winner and
needed to take the ticket to Boise. The instant she got the ticket back, she
signed it and stuffed it in her purse.
Chacon told the Lottery, her purse did not leave her side even when she slept
or when she went to the Ft. Hall Casino, where, according to family members,
she also won big.
and her well-traveled ticket arrived in Boise at Lottery offices late on
Tuesday afternoon where she claimed her $100,000 prize. This was the last top prize on Money Train,
ending the game. Chacon plans to take
her family to Hawai’i for a vacation with her winnings.
their part in selling the winning ticket, Jacksons Food Stores will receive a
bonus of $10,000 from the Idaho Lottery.
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