Idaho woman wins $390,000 lottery prize after playing same numbers for 27 years
An Idaho woman's streak of playing the same lottery numbers since 1989 finally paid off when the numbers earned her a $390,000 jackpot.
Rosemary Loveland said she has been entering the same numbers in the weekly drawings since the Idaho Lottery began in 1989, and Friday morning she discovered her numbers for Thursday night's drawing qualified her for the second-tier prize on the Idaho Lottery Draw Game Lucky for Life $25,000 a year for life, or a $390,000 lump sum.
I looked at the numbers ...
Sep 21, 2016, 11:06 am - Lottery News forum
Idaho Lottery, legislature may be headed for showdown over new games
Idaho State Lottery officials are asking potential vendors to provide information on how they would offer Keno, simulated racing, fantasy sports and other illegal gambling games when they bid on a lucrative decade-long contract.
The state Lottery Commission could select the winner of the 10-year contract which comes with two optional 5-year extensions as early as November.
But some lawmakers are upset about the lottery's request for information on games like Keno, which is specifically ban ...
Sep 12, 2016, 11:20 am - Lottery News forum
Multi-state Wild Card 2 game ending in February
North Dakota joining Lucky for Life multi-state game
By Todd Northrop
Wild Card 2, a multi-state lottery game currently offered in four states, is ending with the Feb. 24 drawing.
The lottery game that has been played in one form or another for more than 20 years is being dropped after a fall in popularity, according to lottery officials.
Wild Card 2 offers two plays for $1. It got its start in 1994 as Tri-West Lotto and was offered only in Idaho, Montana and South Dakota. In 1998, i ...
Jan 18, 2016, 9:59 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner describes his "freak-out" moment
Includes video report
Last Saturday evening, Jacob Christopherson of Meridian, Idaho, had a self-described freak-out moment but in a good way. That's when Christopherson began checking his Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle tickets for winners. And he could not believe what he was seeing.
I had been buying tickets around the 25,000th tickets, trying to win one of the $1,000 prizes. I stopped in the Maverik by my mom's house and just bought one to see what the current ticket number was, Christopherso ...
Jan 5, 2016, 8:06 am - Lottery News forum
Gas station employee stole $850 in lottery tickets, police said
Security footage caught a Twin Stop Chevron employee scratching Idaho lottery tickets on the job and putting the losing ones back for customers to buy, police said.
Kelsee Adams, 20, was arraigned Monday in Twin Falls Magistrate Court on a charge of lottery fraud.
During the last couple of weekends Adams scratched a small portion of about 30 tickets to reveal a four digit number, court documents said.
Adams would then scan the number to see to see if it won a prize. She would place the ...
Aug 25, 2015, 8:19 am - Lottery News forum
Idaho woman claims second big lotto prize
For the second time in just three months, Misty Adams collected a big check from the Idaho Lottery.
The Idaho Falls resident claimed her $250,000 prize at the lottery office in Boise Wednesday. She won by playing the lottery's scratch game Super Jumbo Bucks.
Earlier this spring, she claimed a $200,000 winning ticket on the scratch game Winter Wonders.
When I won $200,000 last May, I told people it was once in a lifetime, Adams said. To win twice in a year, that's unbelievable! I'm stil ...
Aug 17, 2015, 3:05 pm - Lottery News forum
Idaho woman claims her second major lottery prize
Massage therapist Boni Hutchinson-Ennis of Boise, Idaho, has been touched by Lottery luck twice in the last three years most recently, when she won and claimed a $250,000 top prize on the Scratch Game Idaho $250,000 Jackpot.
She purchased her winning ticket from a WinStation vending machine at the Fred Meyer on Chinden Boulevard in Garden City.
Three years ago, Hutchinson-Ennis won $100,000 on the Idaho Lottery's Black Ticket, from a ticket purchased at the Fred Meyer on Federal Way in Boi ...
Jun 20, 2014, 8:53 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner stays grounded after $220 million jackpot
Says waiting to claim jackpot was best thing he did
Includes audio report
In 2005, Brad Duke of Star, Idaho, hit a huge jackpot: $220 million in the Powerball lottery. It took a couple days, even a couple of weeks, for the magnitude of his win to hit. He didn't tell anyone, and went about his daily routines while he tried to figure out what he wanted to do next.
As a regular lottery player, Duke had let himself fantasize about what it might be like to win thousands of dollars someday. A ...
Aug 12, 2013, 4:15 pm - Lottery News forum
Ornery dog leads to $1M lottery win
A group of blue collar University of Utah workers will split $1 million in lottery winnings thanks to a set of keys left in a truck and an ornery little dog named Stella.
Thirteen years after playing the same set of numbers every month in the Idaho lottery, the group of 33 workers who work on heating and cooling university buildings hit pay dirt when Steve Hughes left his truck running to keep his dog Stella warm while he went inside to a gas station near Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, on Jan. 6. ...
Feb 11, 2013, 8:10 am - Lottery News forum
$1 million Raffle ticket was being used as a Christmas ornament
Idaho Lottery officials say the Nampa man who held the winning $1 million Raffle ticket was using it as an ornament on the family Christmas tree.
Mark Rossiter came forward to claim his big prize in Boise today.
Rossiter purchased the ticket at the Maverik store in Star on Nov. 28, 2012, then took it home in its orange envelope and placed on the tree's branches.
The envelope containing the winning Raffle number of 108847 was worth $1 million after the Jan. 2, 2013 drawing. However, it s ...
Jan 23, 2013, 4:33 pm - Lottery News forum