Pocatello woman rides $100,000 money train

Pocatello woman rides $100,000 money train

Credit: Idaho Lottery

Pocatello woman rides $100,000 money train

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 12 at 3:46 PM

BOISE -- A Pocatello woman is happy to be riding the money train!

Sandra Chacon came to the Idaho Lottery headquarters in Boise Tuesday afternoon to claim a $100,000 lottery prize.  She is a big winner after playing a $10 Money Train scratch ticket.

Chacon bought the winning ticket at the Jacksons Store on 5th Avenue in Pocatello, but carried it around in her purse for a day before scratching it while shopping at Fred Meyer.

“I was shopping and scratching the ticket at the same time, and at first it was hard to tell what I had won,” said Chacon. “I thought I’d only won $100, but then there were too many zeroes for that!”

Not believing she held a $100,000 winner, Chacon went to the Fred Meyer customer service desk and had the clerk check her ticket.  The clerk confirmed she had a big winner and needed to take it to Boise. When she got the ticket back, she signed it and stuffed it in her purse.

Chacon says she plans use some of her winnings to take her family to Hawaii for a vacation.

For selling the winning ticket, Jacksons Food Stores will receive a $10,000 bonus from the Idaho Lottery.

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