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“Needle in the haystack!” St. Anthony Man Wins $300,000 on Lottery Scratch Ticket Sold in Rexburg

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BOISE, Idaho – For the second time in as many weeks, the Maverik in Rexburg off Highway 20 has sold a six-figure winning Lottery ticket.  William Bradshaw of St. Anthony was the most recent big winner, claiming a $300,000 winning Money Blitz Scratch ticket he bought from the lucky eastern Idaho store.

“I had just gotten off work and I bought the ticket on my way home.  I scratched it in my truck, saw the money bag, saw the $300,000 prize, and couldn’t believe it. I locked the doors of my truck, signed the ticket, and took a picture of it in case my dog ate it,” explained Bradshaw on playing his winning ticket.  “I found the needle in the haystack! I must have sat there for an hour.”

Bradshaw plans to pay off his debt and buy a truck that will be new to him, then invest the remainder of his winnings.  For their part in selling the winning ticket, Maverik receives a bonus of $20,000 from the Idaho Lottery.

“We are thrilled that two of our local Maverik fans scored huge during a routine stop at their neighborhood store,” said Executive Regional Director at Maverik Sheila Merrigan. “Maverik is all about celebrating our customers and the big wins have provided yet another way we’ve been able to fuel their most exciting adventures.”  

Idaho Lottery retail locations in Madison County have become a hot spot in the Gem State.  Last week, a local man claimed a $150,000 winning Powerball ticket from the exact same Maverik store in Rexburg as yesterday’s winner.  In addition to these two wins, since December 15, Madison County retailers have been on a lucky streak, recording as many winners of $50,000 or more as the number of winners from Boise. The other wins have come from the Walmart Fuel Center in Rexburg ($50,000), Great Scott’s in Rexburg ($77,000), and Brad’s Exxon in Sugar City ($100,000).  

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