FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Ketchum Man Wins
$200,000; Records 2nd Lottery Win in Nine Months
BOISE, Idaho –
According to Idaho Lottery winner Patrick Cox of Ketchum, today he has 200,000
reasons to be happy and feel blessed.
First thing this morning, Cox stopped in the Albertsons in Hailey and
purchased a few Idaho Lottery Merry Millions Scratch Tickets. After playing them for a few minutes, he
realized he was holding the game’s final top prize of $200,000.
Cox then quickly postponed his business meetings for the day
and immediately drove three hours to the Lottery’s Offices in Boise to collect
“Playing the Lottery is my form of entertainment,” said
Cox. “You just have to believe that
you’re going to win.”
A regular Lottery player, Cox recorded his second top prize
win in the last nine months. Last April,
he won $56,177 playing Idaho Jackpot.
“I know the odds on the games, I see who has won recently on
the website; you just have to be smart about the game you’re playing and
believe you can win,” said Cox as he imparted some of his playing wisdom.
“I feel very fortunate for winning. I’m going to bless a lot of people with this
win,” said a humble Cox upon collecting his winnings before returning to
Ketchum for work.
This was the final top prize on the holiday-themed game
Merry Millions. This game has officially
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