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Ammon Man wins $30,000 Playing Lottery's Scrabble

Eastern Idaho Sells Three $10,000 Powerball Winners in a Week

ÔÇïBOISE, Idaho ÔÇô John Lewis of Ammon just played one of the luckiest games of Scrabble in his life. After buying an Idaho Lottery Scrabble Scratch GameTM at Legends in Idaho Falls, Lewis scratched and won the game's top prize of $30,000.

Lewis, who works for Ruby Tuesday in Pocatello, got up at 4 A.M. Friday and drove to Boise to claim his winnings. He arrived at Lottery Headquarters just as the doors opened for business. Lewis plans to pay off some bills with his winnings.

For their part in selling the winning Scrabble ticket, Legends, a small convenience store located at 3480 E. 17th Street in Idaho Falls will receive a bonus of $3,600 from the Idaho Lottery.

Eastern Idaho is also the hot spot in Idaho to play Powerball for this Saturday night's $213 million jackpot. In the past seven days, three eastern Idaho locations have sold winning tickets worth $10,000 including the Top Stop Chevron in Malad, La Tienda in Franklin, and the KJ's Super Store on Pocatello Creek Road in Pocatello. All three winners were traveling in Idaho and from Utah.

With Saturday's big jackpot and being one of the last travel weekends of the summer before school begins, many Lottery retail stores along the Idaho-Utah border are gearing up for a very busy weekend.

"Our store in Malad is always busy, but with the big jackpots for Powerball and Hot Lotto Saturday night, we will definitely be even busier," said Gregg Green, Area Supervisor for Conrad & Bischoff Stores that owns KJ's Super Stores in Pocatello and Kwik Stop in Malad. "Our store in Malad has had the best summer it has ever had."

Powerball and Hot Lotto tickets are available from Idaho Lottery retail locations until 7:55 P.M. Mountain Time on Saturday evening. The Idaho Lottery is encouraging players who do play this weekend to do so responsibly.


CONTACT: David Workman
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