FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 22, 2013
Wild Card Jackpot Winner! Nampa Man
BOISE, Idaho – Moments
before informally accepting a ceremonial check for his Wild Card jackpot win at
Idaho Lottery offices in Boise, Robert Hibberd of
Nampa received a phone call from his brother.
The two spoke briefly before Hibberd explained
he was in the middle of something and quickly hung up without telling his
brother where he was or what he was doing.
“He has no idea I’m at the Lottery or that I just won $245,000,” laughed Hibberd.
Hibberd’s winning ticket was
bought at Greenhurst Chevron in Nampa for last
Saturday night’s Wild Card draw. He was
in the store on Sunday checking a Powerball winner and decided to check his
Wild Card ticket, too. He handed it to
the clerk who scanned the ticket and informed Hibberd
he needed to claim his ticket in Boise.
“I knew it had to be a lot, but I didn’t know how much it
was,” explained Hibberd. “I finally looked at the numbers and saw I
had the big winner. I started calling people!”
Hibberd plans to use his winnings
to open a business with his wife, Pretty Paws Dog Grooming.
“This couldn’t have come at a better time for us, thank you,”
For their part in selling the winning ticket, Greenhurst Chevron will receive a bonus from the Idaho
Lottery for $20,000.
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