Oregon Walmart workers split Idaho Lottery $1M Raffle prize
By Todd Northrop, with sources from KTVB
It's a great start to 2012 for five friends, who combined their resources and won a million dollars.
The five, who all work at Walmart in Ontario, Oregon, had the winning ticket in the Idaho Lottery's annual $1,000,000 Raffle.
Ontario, Oregon, is located right on the border of Oregon and Idaho.
The winners split the grand prize five ways and picked up their big checks at the lottery offices in Boise Tuesday. Each winner got $200,000 before tax ...
Jan 6, 2012, 8:39 am - Lottery News forum
Lotteries hit record profits last year
Lottery sales are strong, but there are points of weakness
By Todd Northrop
Government-sponsored lotteries are continuing their broad expansion as income-producing entities, as many lotteries reported record profits in the last fiscal year.
Reports of record profits from the lotteries come despite continuing high unemployment and an economy that has been flat or downward-trending for the past two years.
Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich says he believes the lottery does well in a bad econo ...
Jul 25, 2011, 1:19 pm - Lottery News forum
$190M Idaho lottery winner sorts out her new life
Holly Lahti burst into the spotlight a week ago in a feel-good story about a single mother who won a $190 million Mega Millions jackpot.
Then came the mugshot: a thin young woman with disheveled brown hair, sporting a black eye and cuts and bruises on her face and neck. It turned out she was separated from a man who court records indicated had abused her, and now has a possible claim to some of the money through a quirk in Idaho law.
Lahti, 29, went underground with her two daughters immed ...
Jan 22, 2011, 11:31 am - Lottery News forum
Idaho woman claims 2nd half of $380M Mega Millions jackpot
Includes video report
A 29-year-old mother of two and former bank worker from northern Idaho has claimed the remaining half of a $380 million Mega Millions jackpot, lottery officials and others said Wednesday.
Holly Lahti, of the small town of Rathdrum, will split the second-largest lottery jackpot in history with Jim and Carolyn McCullar of Ephrata, Wash.
The McCullars appeared at a news conference last Thursday to announce they'd won half the jackpot, or $190 million.
Lahti wasn't ...
Jan 12, 2011, 11:33 pm - Lottery News forum
The Jackpot has Landed
2 tickets from Idaho and Washington split $380 million Mega Millions jackpot
By Todd Northrop
Update: Final draw-time jackpot increased, cash value was largest ever
Update 2: California prizes added
After a lottery ticket buying frenzy swept across America this week, the massive, seemingly unstoppable Mega Millions jackpot has finally been taken down.
Tuesday's $380 million jackpot was the second-largest jackpot ever in the United States, second only to the $390 million Mega Milli ...
Jan 5, 2011, 3:50 am - Lottery News forum
Idaho Lottery raffle made a millionaire tonight
By Todd Northrop
The Idaho Lottery conducted its annual $1,000,000 Raffle drawing Wednesday evening, and created one instant millionaire.
The winning numbers are available at Lottery Post's Idaho Lottery Results page.
In addition to the $1 million top prize, there were four winners of $25,000, 250 winners of $250, 500 winners of $100, and 1,750 winners of $50. All prizes are lump-sum cash payments.
A total of 250,000 tickets were available for the raffle at the price of $10 apiece. S ...
Dec 30, 2010, 12:02 am - Lottery News forum
Idaho Lottery offers free ticket deal
Special deal is for Tuesday and Wednesday only
Just in time for the late holiday season shoppers, the Idaho Lottery is offering a two-day special for players on Tuesday and Wednesday this week only.
All day on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 players that purchase a $10 Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle ticket will receive a free Mega Millions ticket and a have chance at that night's $145 million jackpot.
All day Wednesday, December 22, 2010, players that purchase a $10 Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle ticket w ...
Dec 21, 2010, 7:48 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball lottery ticket worth $1M expired
Idaho Lottery officials say time has run out for someone holding a Powerball ticket worth $1 million.
The winning ticket was sold for the March 6, 2010 Powerball draw. The ticket was purchased at Huskey's in Irwin, Idaho near the Idaho-Wyoming border. The ticket matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball.
Winners have 180 days to collect their prizes, and Thursday at 6 p.m. was deadline for the ticket holder to claim the $1 million.
Too many times we've seen players think th ...
Sep 6, 2010, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum
Idaho Lottery draws raffle last night -- but makes error reporting results
The Idaho Lottery conducted its 2010 $500,000 Spring Raffle drawing Wednesday evening, awarding one $500,000 cash prize and many smaller prizes.
The winning numbers are available Lottery Post's Idaho Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results/id).
In addition to the $500,000 top prize, there will be 250 winners of $500, 1,500 winners of $50, and 3,249 winners of $25. All prizes are lump-sum cash payments.
A total of 300,000 tickets were available for the raffle at the price of $5 ...
Jul 1, 2010, 6:31 pm - Lottery News forum
Once homeless, now a lottery winner
A 37-year-old Boise insurance agent who at one time lived in a homeless shelter has won $250,000 in the Idaho Lottery.
Anthony Castro won the money playing a scratch ticket that he bought at Jacksons Food Stores in Boise.
Castro says he has donated some of his winnings to his church, plans to set up a trust account for his daughter and will invest and bank the rest.
He is moving to Portland soon to start a new job.
Castro says he grew up in New York, survived a gunshot wound to the h ...
Mar 5, 2010, 3:04 pm - Lottery News forum