BOISE, Idaho – About seven months ago, Harold Gray won $1,000 playing the Idaho Lottery Scratch Game Super Triple 7s. Not to be outdone, his wife, Yvonne Gray, claimed a $103,000 jackpot from the Idaho-only, Idaho Cash Draw Game yesterday.
“Mine has a couple of more zeroes on the end than his did,” laughed a thrilled Yvonne in reference to her husband’s win last June. “He’s jealous, but we’re keeping it all in the family!”
Introduced in the spring of 2017, Idaho Cash is an in-state jackpot game, meaning the $1 tickets are only available for sale at Idaho Lottery retail locations. The game is drawn on Wednesday and Saturday evenings and features a rolling jackpot that begins at $20,000 and grows until it is won. Yvonne became the fourth Idaho Cash jackpot winner on this game.
“I like Idaho Cash because it’s only in Idaho,” said Yvonne, explaining why she played the game. “I felt lucky, bought the ticket for only the second time, and voila! I won!”
Joining Yvonne when she claimed her ticket was her son, Alex. He says now it’s his turn to win one of the really big jackpots, like Powerball, which has even more zeroes on the end.
Yvonne bought her winning ticket from the Albertsons located on Ustick and Five Mile in Boise. This is the fourth, six-figure and higher winning ticket sold at this Albertsons, making it the luckiest Albertsons location in Idaho. They previously had sold a $390,000 winning ticket on Lucky for Life in 2016, a one million dollar Powerball winner in 2012, and the jackpot prize on the Winner Take All Raffle game in 2011. For their part in selling the winning ticket, Albertsons receives a bonus of $10,300.
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