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Thursday, July 25, 2013

 

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LUCKY IDAHO! $1,000,000 Powerball Winner Sold in Bonneville County

 

BOISE, Idaho – For the third time in the last five draws Idaho has had another $1 million Powerball winner, this time in eastern Idaho. The Idaho Lottery has confirmed that at least one winning ticket matched all five of the first numbers from last night´s $167.4 million Powerball draw and is worth $1 million. That winning ticket was sold at an Idaho Lottery retail location in Bonneville County. The winning numbers were 09, 29, 40, 44, 54 and the Powerball was 07.

 

"We are encouraging everyone who played Powerball for last night´s draw to check their tickets carefully," said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. "Too often we see players not match the Powerball and think they do not have a winning ticket. In this case, the ticket matched all five of the first numbers and is worth $1 million."

 

A $1 million Powerball winning ticket from Bonneville County in March 2010 went unclaimed after 180 days.

 

Including the million dollar winning ticket, there were nearly 4,800 winning Powerball tickets in Idaho from last night´s draw. With no jackpot winner, the estimated jackpot for Saturday night is now $196 million.

 

On July 10, the Eckerts of Boise won a million dollars and three days later, the Middlemiss´s of Utah also won a million dollars. Per capita, Idaho is one of the luckiest jurisdictions in the country for winning $1 million on Powerball over the last three weeks.

 

The Idaho Lottery also encourages everyone to sign the back of their tickets prior to presenting them for payment.

 

Last night´s million dollar winner has 180 days to claim their prize at Idaho Lottery headquarters.

 

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