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Idaho Lottery Corrects Earlier Statement About Winning Ticket Sold In Twin Falls

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By Paul Johnson

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Over the past weekend, it was announced that there was a winning 1-million dollar winning ticket that had sold in Twin Falls County. Today, the Idaho Lottery announced in a news release that due to an internal reporting error, that was not correct. There was a million dollar ticket that was sold in Boise – that’s a ticket that had the first five numbers. Someone purchased a winning ticket in Twin Falls matching four numbers and the powerball. That win is worth $40,000.
The $1,000,000 winning ticket matched the first five numbers from Saturday night’s $301.3 million Powerball draw. The winning numbers were 01, 17, 25, 37, 44 and the Powerball was 20.

"We are encouraging everyone who played Powerball for last night's draw to check their tickets carefully. Too often we see players not match the Powerball and think they do not have a winning ticket. In this case, the ticket matched all five of the first numbers and is worth $1 million," said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. "We are sorry for any confusion that may have occurred from the incorrect information given out on Sunday."

Last Saturday night’s million dollar winner was the fourth in Idaho in the past ten weeks.

Including the million dollar winning ticket, there were over 9,200 winning Powerball tickets in Idaho from the draw. With no jackpot winner, the estimated jackpot for Wednesday night is now $400 million.

With a second $400 million Powerball jackpot in five weeks and a $130 million Mega Millions jackpot on Tuesday, the Idaho Lottery is reminding everyone to please play responsibly. The Idaho Lottery also encourages everyone to sign the back of their tickets prior to presenting them for payment.

Last night's million dollar winner has 180 days to claim their prize at Idaho Lottery headquarters.


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