July 30, 2013
334-2136, ext. 321
Wyoming ER Group Claims $1,000,000 Powerball Prize
BOISE, Idaho – For years, Connie Baumer has been leading a Powerball club made up of
Emergency Room staff from the St. John’s Medical Center in her hometown of
Jackson, Wyoming. On a return trip from shopping in eastern Idaho nine days
ago, she stopped in the Stinker Store on Yellowstone Highway on the northeast
side of Idaho Falls to check her group’s Powerball tickets from the night
were twelve people who had put in money for the last draw. We had $12 in winnings, so I asked the clerk
to give me a ticket for $12,” described Baumer on
purchasing the ticket. “I got six lines of play. It was the middle child that
Baumer, a middle child herself, was referring to the third line of
six on their Powerball ticket. That line
matched all five of the first numbers, but not the Powerball, from the
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 drawing.
the Idaho Lottery’s “check-a-ticket” app for her iPhone, Baumer
and co-winner Cheryl Hewitt checked their numbers and saw they had a winner.
They then repeated the process using their tablets and the winning numbers
posted to the Idaho Lottery’s website. Again, the result was the same, the
first five numbers all matched.
didn’t know how much we’d won at first then Cheryl told me it was a million
dollars,” said Baumer.
still don’t believe it,” added Hewitt of Irwin, Idaho, even after she received
her real check.
winning Powerball ticket is the largest ever for residents from Wyoming. It is the third million dollar prize paid by
the Idaho Lottery since July 10, 2013 and the 44th million-dollar or
higher winning ticket claimed in the Idaho Lottery’s history.
Stores will receive a bonus from the Idaho Lottery for $20,000 for their part
in selling the winning ticket.
three of the twelve members in their group made the journey to Boise to claim
their prize. Joining Baumer
was Hewitt and Kim Morse of Jackson, Wyoming.
The other winners were Gary Baumer, Jackson,
Wyoming; David Bender, Victor, Idaho; Elaine Garrison, Jackson, Wyoming; Karen Lisenby, Jackson, Wyoming; Andrea Mathers,
Auburn, Wyoming; Maureen Miller, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Christopher Morasco, Alpine, Wyoming; Daniel Nelson, Jackson, Wyoming;
and, McIntosh Sullivan, Victor, Idaho.
said most of their plans were to pay down bills and debt with their winnings.
did save enough from our winnings to buy Powerball tickets for another year, so
hopefully we’ll win the big jackpot on Wednesday night,” Baumer
no jackpot winner last Saturday night, the estimated Powerball jackpot for
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 is $235 million.
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