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COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho -- An Idaho Department of Environmental Quality employee has claimed the $145,000 jackpot from the Oct. 8 Wild Card drawing.

Ralph Paul of Coeur d'Alene claimed his winning ticket with his wife Jody at lottery headquarters in Boise on Wednesday.

Paul says he got a quick pick ticket a few years ago and kept playing the same numbers. He bought his winning ticket at the Fairway Gas and Grocery in Coeur d'Alene.

Paul is the DEQ's air shed coordinator for North Idaho. He says he will use the money to pay bills and invest the rest.

This was Idaho's second jackpot-winning Wild Card ticket in the past six months.

Wild Card is played in Idaho, Montana and North and South Dakota.

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