BOISE, Idaho ÔÇô Persistence in playing paid off for one Mountain Home man who won the final top prize of $300,000 on the Idaho Lottery Scratch Game VIP Black. Richard Feldmeier started playing Lottery Scratch Games yesterday afternoon with $15. As he won prizes, he kept playing, and he kept winning. After several winning tickets on a variety of games, he eventually had $50 that he used to buy two VIP Black Scratch tickets at the suggestion of his sister-in-law.
"I usually don't play that game, but she talked me into it," explained Feldmeier on his purchase. "The first ticket was not a winner, but the second ticket was crazy. It was the big winner. I thought I was going to faint."
Feldmeier plans to pay-off his house that he recently purchased then put the remaining amount to good use for his family and community. His winning ticket was sold at Key Mart Corner Store in Mountain Home. Feldmeier is the 96thplayer to win a prize of $300,000 or more and the largest winner from Mountain Home in Idaho Lottery history.
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