A Boise woman says she got the surprise of her life while checking her Lucky for Lucky tickets Friday morning.
“I looked at the numbers and I thought I was gonna have a heart attack,” exclaimed Rosemary Loveland. “You bet I recognized them right away. I called my daughter and told her ‘I did it! I did it! I did it!’”
Loveland has been playing the same lottery numbers since the Idaho Lottery began.
She won the second-tier prize on the Idaho Lottery’s draw game Lucky for Life. Her winning ticket matched the first five numbers, but not the Lucky Ball.
Loveland had a choice of collecting $25,000 a year for life with a minimum 20-year payout, or taking the lump sump cash option of $390,000.
Loveland, who retired in 1984, opted to take the lump sum cash option. She said she plans to invest the winnings for her children and grandchildren.
The winning ticket was purchased at Albertsons on Five Mile and Ustick roads in Boise.
Loveland told Lottery officials that she was looking forward to trying to deposit the large, oversized check.
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