Idaho Lottery doles out $400K to 3 winners

Idaho Lottery doles out $400K to 3 winners

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Idaho Lottery doles out $400K to 3 winners

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on March 12, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 22 at 1:49 AM

BOISE -- It was a big winning weekend for three lucky Idahoans.

The Idaho Lottery paid out $400,000 in prizes on Monday and Friday to three scratch game winners.

April Taylor of Boise claimed a $250,000 top prize on the game $250,000 Riches.

“I didn’t get any sleep last night at all,” said Taylor after she purchased her winning ticket from KJ’s on Fairview Avenue.  “I was so excited, I was shaking!”

Taylor is the 75th person in Idaho Lottery history to win at least $250,000 since 1989.

Larry Gore of Twin Falls came to the lottery headquarters in Boise Monday to collect $100,000 he won on the Word O Rama game.  He bought the ticket from a lottery vending machine at the Winco Foods store on Blue Lakes Boulevard in Twin Falls.

“My wife didn’t really believe that it was real until we had it validated at a store and got the slip that said we needed to take the ticket to Boise to claim it,” said Gore, a long-time resident of Twin Falls.

Last Friday, Lorie Parsons of Filer claimed the first top prize of $50,000 on Big Beeline Bingo, a scratch ticket that she purchased from a lottery vending machine at the Fred Meyer on Blue Lakes Boulevard in Twin Falls.

Both Taylor and Gore say they plan to pay off bills with their winnings.

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