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Idaho's Beneficiaries Win from Historic Powerball Jackpot Run; $50,000 Winning Tickets Sold in Ada County and Clearwater County

BOISE, Idaho ÔÇô The Idaho Lottery has confirmed that for the second draw in a row, two winning Powerball tickets came within matching one number to win the jackpot. These two winning tickets, one sold at an Idaho Lottery retail location in Ada County and the other at a retail location in Clearwater County, matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball. Each ticket is worth $50,000. Last night's winning numbers were 04, 08, 19, 27, 34, and the Powerball was 10. The PowerPlay for the draw was 2.

Including these two big winners, Idaho had 143,265 winning tickets from last night's draw for a total of $837,019 in prizes.

Last Saturday night's draw also produced two $50,000 winning tickets, one sold in Ada County and the other sold in Franklin County. None of the four $50,000 winning tickets have been claimed.

"Thank you to everyone who participated in this historic event," said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. "This Powerball jackpot run emphasized the fun and excitement this game has to offer. It became a social event for everyone as people bought tickets and discussed what they would do if they won. We say that every play pays and in this case it did. Our players got to imagine what they'd do if they won, we had thousands of winning experiences across Idaho, and our retailers realized hard earned commissions from the sale of tickets. Our biggest winners from latest big Powerball jackpot run are our beneficiaries, Public Education and the State of Idaho's Permanent Building Fund."

Since this most recent jackpot run began on November 5, 2015, Powerball alone has generated $8,000,000 in dividend benefits for the State of Idaho.

The Powerball jackpot also brought additional benefits for two lucky players who participated in some of the Idaho Lottery's other draw games. Last Wednesday a winning ticket from Twin Falls won the Weekly Grand jackpot, a prize of $1,000 a week for an entire year after withholding taxes are paid by the Idaho Lottery. This prize was claimed by Lea from Filer. Also last week, on Thursday night one ticket sold at an Idaho Lottery retail location in Oneida County along the Idaho-Utah border won the second-tier prize in the Lucky for Life game. This prize is worth $25,000 a year for the rest of the winner's life, with no maximum limit. The Lucky for Life prize remains unclaimed.

All players have 180 days from last night's draw to claim all prizes they may have won from Powerball. All prizes over $599 must be claimed at Idaho Lottery offices in Boise.

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The Idaho Lottery responsibly provides a variety of entertaining games featuring Powerball, Mega Millions, Scratch GamesTM, and PullTabs with a high degree of integrity to maximize the dividend for Idaho public schools and the permanent building fund. Since their inception in 1989, the Idaho Lottery has sold over $2.95 billion in products, awarded over $1.77 billion in prizes to players, returned more than $172.6 million in retail commissions, and distributed $694.5 million in Lottery dividends to Idaho public schools and the Permanent Building Fund. To learn more, please visit www.idaholottery.com.

CONTACT: David Workman
(208) 334-2600