Idaho sells two high-paying winning lottery tickets this weekend
One winning ticket for Saturday night's $60 million Powerball draw was sold at an Idaho Lottery retail location in Oneida County, along the Idaho-Utah border.
The Idaho Lottery has confirmed a single ticket matched all five of the first numbers, but not the Powerball number and is worth $1 million.
In addition to the $1 million Powerball winner, one Idaho Lottery retail location in Ada County sold a Weekly Grand Jackpot winning ticket. Weekly Grand, which just celebrated its first anniversary as a draw game in Idaho, has jackpots that pay $1,000 each week for a year after taxes are paid by the Idaho Lottery.
"Idaho continues to be a lucky place for all of our games. We are encouraging everyone who played Powerball and Weekly Grand for last night's draw to check their tickets carefully for winners," said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. "Last night, in addition to the $1 million winner, we also had over 5,000 winning tickets that won other prizes just on Powerball. We’ve seen instances where players did not match the Powerball numbers 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."
Saturday night's winners have 180 days to claim their prize from Idaho Lottery headquarters in Boise.
The new estimated Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night's draw is now $70 million.