Million Dollar Powerball Ticket Sold in Idaho

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Updated: 11/29/2012 6:48 pm

Idaho Lottery officials say a ticket sold in Boise matched the first five numbers from Wednesday's drawing to win $1 million.

For the rest of us there is some good news in all of this and it’s been a good year for the Idaho Lottery.

“There’s exciting times taking place with the lottery which means exciting things happening for Idaho’s schools and the permanent buildings in the state,” said David Workman of the Idaho Lottery. “We had a big jackpot last night, $587.5 million that did a lot of great benefits for the state of Idaho. We had a million dollar winner that came from that draw last night here in the state.”

Whether you win or lose, Dave says someone always comes out ahead when you play the Idaho Lottery.

“25 cents of every single ticket that you buy, every dollar that you play ends up benefiting public schools and permanent buildings,” continued Workman.

Building a quarter at a time, the lottery has been able to contribute over half a billion dollars to Idaho schools and buildings and you can see evidence of this here in eastern Idaho.

“Since 1989 the lottery has given back $552.3 million back to public education and the buildings in the state of Idaho,” said Workman. “Places like Idaho State and their extension buildings up in Idaho Falls. Over the long period of time when you see the kind of benefits that come from a big jackpot like this where we have a lot of people that get in the game, ultimately at the end of the day the real winners are our public schools and the state buildings in Idaho.”

As always, it’s important to be responsible when playing the lottery. Another winner in all of this is the store who sold the million dollar ticket in the Boise area. They will get $20,000 for their part.

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