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Twin Falls Woman "Beat the Heat," Wins $100,000 from Idaho Lottery

BOISE, Idaho – Facing unseasonably hot conditions and an excessive heat warning in the Treasure and Magic Valleys from the National Weather Service, Kirsten Smith of Twin Falls is cooling off with $100,000 in cold hard cash after claiming that prize amount from the Idaho Lottery’s Scratch Game “Beat the Heat”.

Smith was visiting family over the long Memorial Day weekend when she bought a “Beat the Heat” Scratch ticket at the Kerbs Oil Express Store in Burley.  “I got it, I scratched it, I won! That’s all I got,” said an excited Smith when she claimed her ticket at the Lottery office in Boise on Wednesday.

When asked what her plans were for the winnings, Smith replied, “Honestly, I haven’t gotten that far yet.”

For selling the winning ticket, Kerbs Oil Express receives a bonus of $10,000 from the Idaho Lottery.

The "Beat the Heat" Scratch Game also has a second chance opportunity for players with non-winning tickets.  The hotter the temperature gets in Idaho, the hotter the second-chance prizes will be for players.  With a recorded high temperature of 101 degrees in Lewiston, Idaho yesterday, the Idaho Lottery will be awarding one lucky player $10,000 after next Wednesday’s second chance draw.  See idaholottery.com for additional "Beat the Heat" details.

Smith claimed the first top prize of $100,000 from "Beat the Heat." There is one, $100,000 top prize remaining in this game.


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 $4.2 billion in products, awarded more than $2.6 billion in prizes to players, returned $249 million in retail commissions, and distributed $961.5 million in Lottery dividends to Idaho public schools and buildings. To learn more, please visit www.idaholottery.com.

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