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Meridian woman waits 3 weeks to claim $100,000 from Idaho Lottery

"We just didn't believe it was really that big of a winning ticket," Stacy Prisbrey said.
Credit: Idaho Lottery
Meridian woman who won $100,000 from the Idaho Lottery Scratch Game Magic Carpet.

MERIDIAN, Idaho — Stacy Prisbrey bought an Idaho Lottery Scratch Game Magic Carpet ticket on Dec. 8 but didn't believe she was really the winner until 3 weeks later when she took the winning ticket to the lottery's Boise office to have it confirmed. 

On Friday the Idaho Lottery verified her ticket was the first $100,000 top prize in the game. 

"Like Santa, we were checking it twice. Maybe more than twice. We just didn't believe it was really that big of a winning ticket. I've never won more than $30 before," Prisbrey said.

She kept the ticket hidden under a box in the closet for nearly 3 weeks before claiming her prize. 

The Christmas winnings will be spent on a new truck for her husband and a down payment on a house, Prisbrey said. 

The winning ticket was purchased at the Jacksons Food Stores on Fairview in Meridian. The gas station is set to receive a bonus of $10,000 from the Idaho Lottery for selling the winning ticket.  

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