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Idaho man is state's first Hot Lotto jackpot winner

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Plans to give portion to Wounded Warrior Project

BOISE, Id. — Steve Colson found out Wednesday morning that he won $3.4 million in the Idaho Lottery's Hot Lotto game. His ticket matched all five numbers and the Hot Ball, making Colson the first jackpot winner in Idaho Lottery history.

Colson, a sixth generation Idahoan, is a retired U.S. Army veteran with 22 years of service, according to lottery officials.

Colson plans to take a one-time cash lump sum prize of $2.6 million. With the winnings, he plans to take his father and family on a fishing trip to Alaska, donate to the Wounded Warrior Project, build his dream motorcycle and dedicate it to the fallen soldiers in Iraq.

"I'm going to take care of my family and my friends, then save the rest," Colson told lottery officials.

The winning Hot Lotto jackpot ticket was sold at the Jacksons Food Store on the corner of Caldwell Boulevard and Midland Avenue in Nampa. The store will receive a $20,000 bonus from the Idaho Lottery.

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Posted: June 29, 2012, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

good for him!  i'm sure his pappy and family will love the fishing trip.  Alaska has some excellent fishing!!!

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    Posted: June 29, 2012, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

    It's nice to see someone in my state win the Hot Lotto.  Sounds like he will put it to good use.

    La Maga Della Spaziometria

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      Posted: June 29, 2012, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

      Congratulations Mr. Colson Thumbs Up and Thank YOU for serving our CountryPatriot.....

      Win BIG everyone....White Bounce

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        Posted: June 29, 2012, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

        I contributed to that jp. I am happy for him and I hope he will contribute to mine.

        Alright, my turn.

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          Posted: June 29, 2012, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

          Congratulations Mr. Colson Thumbs Up and Thank YOU for serving our CountryPatriot.....

          Patriots   Mr Colson and may thar be a nother win of equal value in your future

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            Posted: June 29, 2012, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

            Congratulations to this jackpot winner.

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              Posted: June 29, 2012, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

              Congratulations,Mr. Colson.And thanks for your service to our country!

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                Posted: June 29, 2012, 9:57 pm - IP Logged

                Congrats Mr. Colson, and thank you for your service, Helping the wounded warriors is a very wonderful thing to do.

                God Bless You.

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                  Posted: June 29, 2012, 11:54 pm - IP Logged

                  Congrats Mr. Colson, and thank you for your service, Helping the wounded warriors is a very wonderful thing to do.

                  God Bless You.

                  Wounded Warriors, good man.


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

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                    Posted: June 30, 2012, 2:29 am - IP Logged

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                    Congrats Mr. Colson, and thank you for your service