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Glenns Ferry Man Wins $200,000 on Holiday Scratch Game

BOISE, Idaho ÔÇô Being in the right place at the right time has won Kevin Gonzalez $200,000 and made him the largest Lottery winner from Glenns Ferry. Gonzalez, and his wife Maria, stopped to get gas on Friday night at the Price Less Mini Mart in Glenns Ferry. As part of their stop, Gonzalez picked up a single A Wreath of Franklins Scratch ticket.

"We don't play that often and I never really thought anyone ever wins big," said Gonzalez.

Gonzalez claimed the last top prize of $200,000 on the holiday-themed game A Wreath of Franklins. His win officially ends that game.

"I didn't believe it. I thought it was a fake," said Gonzalez. "I checked it on my phone with the app and it said to contact the Lottery. We took it back to the store, and it said I needed to come to Boise to claim my winnings."

Gonzalez signed his ticket and kept it safe all weekend until claiming his winnings on Monday morning at Lottery Offices in Boise. The couple are exploring options for how to use their winnings.

For their part in selling the winning ticket, Price Less Mini Mart in Glenns Ferry receives a bonus of $20,000.

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