September 20, 2012
of Powerball Luck Continues! $1 Million Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in
BOISE, Idaho – Powerball luck has found
Idaho once again. For the fifth time in
13 weeks Idaho has a $1 million or higher winning Powerball ticket. The Idaho lottery has confirmed that one ticket
from last night’s Powerball draw matched all five of the first numbers (but not
the Powerball) and is worth $1 million. The winning ticket was sold at an Idaho
Lottery retail location in Caldwell. The winning numbers were: 01, 05, 08, 39,
50 and the Powerball number was 23.
"This summer has been great for big wins in Idaho. Our
lucky streak continued last night with another million dollar Powerball
prize," said Jeff Anderson Idaho Lottery Director. "Per capita, for
multi-state game wins over $500,000, Idaho is the luckiest jurisdiction in
North America right now. We are encouraging everyone who played Powerball last
night to check their tickets carefully for winners. We have instances where
players do not match the Powerball and think they do not have a winning ticket.
This ticket matched all five of the first numbers but not the Powerball and is
worth $1 million."
Idaho´s lucky streak began the first day of summer on June
20, 2012 with a winning $1 million ticket from Meridian. That ticket still
remains unclaimed. Since then, the Idaho Lottery has sold three $1 million
winning Powerball tickets and one $2 million winning Powerball ticket. In
addition, Idaho has also had jackpot winners on both Wild Card and Hot Lotto.
Last night´s big winning ticket is the Idaho Lottery´s
seventh $1 million winning Powerball ticket or higher since February, doubling
the total number of $1 million or higher prize winners since the prize level
was introduced in September 2005.
In addition to last night´s $1 million winning ticket there
were also 6,100 other Powerball winning tickets in Idaho.
Last night´s winner has 180 days to claim their prize from
Idaho Lottery headquarters in Boise.
The new estimated Powerball jackpot for Saturday night´s
draw is $174 million. The Idaho lottery
is reminding everyone to please play responsibly.
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Idaho Lottery responsibly provides a variety of entertaining games featuring
Powerball, Mega Millions, Scratch GamesTM,
and PullTabs with a high degree of integrity to
maximize the dividend for Idaho public schools and the permanent building fund.
Since their inception in 1989, the Idaho Lottery has sold over $2.3 billion in
products, awarded over $1.3 billion in prizes to players, returned more than
$136.5 million in retail commissions, and distributed $552.3 million in Lottery
dividends to Idaho public schools and the Permanent Building Fund. To learn
more, please visit www.idaholottery.com.