NAMPA -- A retired Caldwell couple will now be able to enjoy their golden years in style after winning $300,000 from the Idaho Lottery.
Rose and Gary Furbee are feeling anything but blue after buying tickets for the $300,000 Spectacular game at a Jacksons store in Nampa Tuesday evening.
There was a blue moon that night and to celebrate the couple stopped at a grocery store on the way home.
“I waited in the car while my husband went to buy some. There were two different $20 games and I told him not to buy the ones with the money bags on them, but the other $20 game,” explained Rose as she described the difference between $300,000 Spectacular, which has stacks of money on it and Cash Explosion, which has bags of money on them. Both are $20 Lottery games currently on the market. “Well, he bought ones with the money bags on them. And they were the wrong ones!”
“After we left the store, I made him stop at the new Jacksons store on our way home to buy some more,” continued Rose.
“The store has two cash registers and two dispensers that sell tickets,” added Gary. “I went in to the store and picked the right line and bought three more tickets of $300,000 Spectacular…the correct game. The third one turned out to be the big winner!”
On Wednesday, Rose Furbee became the second player to win the largest cash prize ever offered on scratch ticket by the Idaho Lottery.
"To be in the right place, at the right time, in the right line to buy the winning ticket, I guess it really was once in a blue moon,” added Rose.
The couple moved to Idaho seven years ago and plan on using their winnings to support their retirement.
For selling the winning ticket, Jacksons will receive a $20,000 bonus from the Idaho Lottery.
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