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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

 

CONTACT: David Workman

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Winner Spells $1,000,000 Powerball Prize!

 

BOISE, Idaho – How do you spell a $1,000,000 Powerball winner? S-p-e-l-l-s. As in Jeremy Spells of Twin Falls, who helped continue to the month long celebration of Idaho’s oldest game when he claimed the $1,000,000 Powerball prize from the Wednesday, October 9, 2013 draw on a ticket he purchased at the Gowen Road Chevron in east Boise.

“I work in both Twin Falls and Boise, so occasionally if I have a couple of extra bucks, I’ll pick up a Powerball ticket,” explained Jeremy. “I checked the ticket at a retailer and they told me to bring it to Boise. I still didn’t believe it, so I called the winning numbers hotline about 50 times just to make sure.”

 

Spells then told his wife the good news after she returned home late after Bible Study on Thursday night. Being late at night, and tired from a long day, she didn’t believe it either.

 

“We’re still in disbelief,” exclaimed Spells, even after receiving the actual check.

 

The couple plan to pay off their house, their car, and invest the remaining amount.

 

For their part in selling the winning ticket, Gowen Road Chevron receives a bonus from the Idaho Lottery for $20,000.

 

PHOTO IS AVAILABLE.

 

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