September 16, 2013
and Good Luck! Twin Falls Man Claims $40,000 Powerball Ticket
BOISE, Idaho – A few days ago, Danny
Goodnight from Twin Falls had a dream that he had a winning Powerball ticket
and the first number on it was the number 1.
With a big jackpot available last Saturday night, Goodnight found
himself in the liquor store on Kimberly Road in Twin Falls about an hour before
the draw. The long-haul, feeder truck
driver for UPS asked for a quick pick with the PowerPlay
option and the ticket he received had the number 1 on it.
don’t see the number 1 come up too often and I thought it was interesting,”
explained Goodnight about his ticket. “I was surprised when I got my ticket and
it had the number 1 on it. I thought it was a sign of good luck.”
turns out he was right. Goodnight’s
single ticket matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball. With the PowerPlay
option, his winning prize was $40,000.
could not have come at a better time for us,” explained his wife, Kay who was
with Danny when he claimed his prize in Boise. “We are raising two
grandchildren and care for elderly parents. This is really going to help out.”
couple plan to pay off some debt with their winnings and invest the
their part in selling the winning ticket, the Idaho State Liquor Division will
receive a bonus from the Idaho Lottery of $4,000.
is a win-win for the State of Idaho,” said Jeff Anderson, who is Director of
both the Idaho Lottery and the Liquor Division. “The lottery bonus will go to
the Division’s beneficiaries: Idaho cities, counties, court services, substance
abuse programs, education and general government.”
Saturday night there was also a $1,000,000 Powerball winning ticket sold in
Boise. No one has come forward to claim
that prize. The estimated Powerball
jackpot for Wednesday night is $400 million.
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