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Local Jacksons a hot spot for lottery winners

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on February 16, 2011 at 8:43 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 6:36 PM

If you are looking for a lucky place to buy a lottery ticket, you may want to try the Jacksons on Cherry Lane in Meridian.

It's fast becoming a hot spot for lottery winners!

Last Friday night's $250,000 winning Mega Millions ticket was sold there. A Meridian man by the name of  William Lauder claimed his winnings this week. He bought his ticket Friday night.

According to Jeff Anderson, the Idaho Lottery Director, this store has sold two big winners in the past several weeks. In January, another Meridian man won $40,000 after buying a ticket there. Last year, someone won $25,000.

Jacksons is a winner here as well. Every time a ticket sold at a Jacksons wins, the company takes home a cash prize. This time around, Jacksons took in a $20,000 bonus from the Idaho Lottery. Not bad.

I may just be picking up my next lottery ticket on Cherry Lane!