BOISE -- Taking a chance has paid off big time for Leora Holland. The Salmon woman won $100,000 this week on the Idaho Lottery scratch game Extreme Green.
Holland usually just buys $1 scratch tickets on an infrequent basis, but on a recent visit to the Corner Store in Salmon she tried something different and bought a $10 lottery ticket.
I decided to treat myself to something a little more fun, said Holland who works in accounts payable for the Salmon School District. At first I thought I d only won $100. Then I realized it was $100,000! It s too good to be true.
Holland said she didn t believe it was a big winner until she had the ticket validated at the Idaho Lottery offices in Boise. She plans to pay some bills and invest the remaining amount with her winnings.
For their part in selling the winning ticket, the Corner Store in Salmon receives a $10,000 bonus from the Idaho Lottery.