Idaho Lottery officials say Kevin Gonzalez was in the right place at the right time.
Gonzalez and his wife Maria stopped to get gas last Friday night at the Price Less Mini Mart in Glenns Ferry. During their stop, Kevin bought a single A Wreath of Franklins scratch ticket.
“We don’t play that often and I never really thought anyone ever wins big,” said Gonzalez.
Gonzalez claimed the last top prize of $200,000 on the holiday-themed game.
“I didn’t believe it. I thought it was a fake,” said Gonzalez. “I checked it on my phone with the app and it said to contact the Lottery. We took it back to the store, and it said I needed to come to Boise to claim my winnings.”
Gonzalez claimed his $200,000 prize Monday morning at the Idaho Lottery headquarters in Boise. The couple is exploring their options for their winnings.
Price Less Mini Mart in Glenns Ferry receives a $20,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.