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BOISE, Idaho – For the second time in two weeks, Candice Hare from Clarkston, Washington found herself holding a top-prize winning Idaho lottery scratch ticket, this one worth $50,000 on the Scratch Game Blackjack Big Bingo. The $50,000 winning ticket was sold at the exact same store she bought a $200,000 winning ticket from two weeks before – the Nomnom convenient store on Southway in Lewiston.
“I was hanging out with some friends and I got a bunch of tickets to play on Wednesday night,” described Hare on her most recent win. “I scratched the bar codes and was just checking to see if they won. Then I got one that said I needed to sign it and to claim it at the Lottery.”
That’s when she decided to play the game out and see how much she actually won. “I had all the numbers on one line and the prize was $50,000. Nuh-uh, no way. I couldn’t believe it happened again! People all over town are already asking to rub me for luck,” said Hare.
Hare said she was planning to have a shopping spree at the Boise Towne Square before returning to Clarkston. She plans to invest the remaining of her winnings, however, she also still plans to continue playing the Lottery and trying her luck.
“I want to come back to Boise with a $300,000 winner next,” she said confidently.
Nomnom in Lewiston receives a bonus of $5,000 from the Idaho Lottery for selling the winning ticket.
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