BOISE, Idaho ÔÇô Stacy Prisbrey didn't believe she had won $100,000 on the Idaho Lottery's Scratch Game Magic Carpet when she bought and played the ticket on December 8, 2019 from the Jacksons on Fairview in Meridian. She and her husband kept the winning ticket hidden under a box in a closest for nearly three weeks.
"Like Santa, we were checking it twice. Maybe more than twice. We just didn't believe it was really that big of a winning ticket. I've never won more than $30 before," said Prisbrey.
The couple finally brought the winning ticket to the Lottery's office in Boise on Friday to have it officially verified as a winner. It was a holiday wish come true when the winning ticket was confirmed as the first $100,000 top prize in the game.
Prisbrey said she plans to use the winnings for a new truck for her husband and to put a down payment on a house. For selling the winning ticket, Jacksons receives a bonus of $10,000 from the Idaho Lottery.