BOISE -- A Twin Falls man is the latest $1 million winner from the Idaho Lottery.
Jeremy Spells claimed his Powerball prize today at the Lottery headquarters in Boise. His Powerball ticket matched five numbers, but not the Powerball, for the Oct. 9 drawing.
“I work in both Twin Falls and Boise, so occasionally if I have a couple of extra bucks, I’ll pick up a Powerball ticket,” said Spells. “I checked the ticket at a retailer and they told me to bring it to Boise. I still didn’t believe it, so I called the winning numbers hotline about 50 times just to make sure.”
Spells then told his wife the good news after she returned home late Thursday after going to a Bible study.
“We’re still in disbelief,” exclaimed Spells, after receiving the million dollar check.
The couple plan to pay off their house, car, and invest the rest.
For selling the winning ticket, the Gowen Road Chevron receives a $20,000 bonus from the Idaho Lottery.
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