Two $50K Powerball tickets sold in Idaho

Posted at 11:21 AM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 19:19:34-05

The Idaho Lottery has confirmed, for the second draw in a row, two winning Powerball tickets came within matching one number to win the jackpot.

These two winning tickets -- one sold at an Idaho Lottery retail location in Ada County and the other at a retail location in Clearwater County -- matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball. Each ticket is worth $50,000, Lottery officials said.

Last night’s winning numbers were 04, 08, 19, 27, 34, and the Powerball was 10. The PowerPlay for the draw was 2.

“Including these two big winners, Idaho had 143,265 winning tickets from last night’s draw for a total of $837,019 in prizes,” Lottery spokesman Dave Workman said.

Last Saturday night’s draw also produced two $50,000 winning tickets, one sold in Ada County and the other sold in Franklin County. None of the four $50,000 winning tickets have been claimed, Workman added.

“Our retailers realized hard-earned commissions from the sale of tickets,” said Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson. “Our biggest winners from latest big Powerball jackpot run are our beneficiaries, Public Education and the State of Idaho’s Permanent Building Fund.”

Since this most recent jackpot run began on November 5, 2015, Powerball alone has generated $8,000,000 in dividend benefits for the State of Idaho, officials said.

Players have 180 days from last night’s draw to claim all prizes they may have won from Powerball. All prizes over $599 must be claimed at Idaho Lottery offices in Boise.