News Beneﬁting Idaho Public Schools and the Permanent Building Fund.
VOL. 27 NO. 1
• Lucky for Life Ireland Getaway • Wheel of Fortune • Winners at Best Stop • Power Pack changes Published February 2016
Lucky for Life is the game of a lifetime. Tickets are $2 each and players can win up to the jackpot prize of $1,000 a day, every day, for the rest of their lives. The game is drawn twice weekly, each Monday and Thursday night. For this year’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities, the Idaho Lottery is adding a wee-bit more luck to the pot of gold and oﬀering players the trip of a lifetime when they play. The prize is an all-expenses paid, ﬁrst class trip to Ireland. The Emerald Isle, a country steeped in history as rich as the world itself. An island of legend and myth, a country of immense beauty and perseverance, and full of culture, history, music, and time honored traditions. What could possibly be more fortuitous than one fortunate Idaho Lottery player winning the trip of a lifetime from the game of a lifetime on the day that honors Ireland’s patron Saint, St. Patrick’s Day? From the cobblestoned streets of fair Dublin to the lush, green rolling hills of Killarney, up the jagged Cliﬀs of Moher and across to the stunning medieval cathedral of the Rock of Cashel, even kissing the Blarney Stone, the winners of this amazing seven night trip to Ireland will be blessed with a fair bit o’ good luck o’ the Irish. Lucky for Life meets Ireland Getaway beginning February 15, 2016 and lasting until the last minute of St. Patrick’s Day. Players who would like a chance to win the trip of a lifetime to Ireland need to purchase at least one, $10 Lucky for Life ticket in a single transaction to receive a voucher to enter continued pg. 2
Wheel of Fortune® - Spin to win a MILLION!
It’s the single most successful syndicated game show in American television history. Now the iconic nightly television show hosted by Pat and Vanna will make its debut to Idaho Lottery players when Wheel of Fortune, the new $5 Scratch Game™, ﬁnds its way into retail stores this March. Players can win the top prize of $50,000 without having to spin the wheel, guess letters, buy a vowel, or a solve one of Wheel of Fortune’s famous puzzles. Players match any of YOUR NUMBERS to any of the WINNING NUMBERS to win the prize shown. If a player reveals two vowel letters (a, e, i, o, u) in the Doubler spot, they win double the prize shown. And if you’re fan of the show or really good at solving those word puzzles, or both, be sure to enter any non-winning Wheel of Fortune scratch ticket for a second chance opportunity to go to Hollywood and play the Lottery-players only non-broadcast version of Wheel of Fortune for your shot at $1,000,000! This second chance oﬀer is a VIP trip to Los Angeles and includes airfare for two, premium accommodations, spending money, a Hollywood sightseeing tour, and playing a non-braodcast Wheel of Fortune game at the show’s Culver City Studios for the opportunity to win up to $1,000,000! Visit idaholottery.com for oﬃcial rules, details, and entry. ©2016 Califon Productions, Inc. "Wheel of Fortune" is a registered trademark of Califon Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Ireland Getaway, cont. through the Lottery’s website at idaholottery.com or via tele-entry at 208-334-4656. The last time players may enter to win is 11:59 pm MT on Thursday, March 17, 2016. The Irish Elegance Trip for two includes Business Class airfare, First Class accommodations, meals, gratuities; tour includes Dublin’s Fair City, Cashel and Blarney, Ring of Kerry Experience, The Cliﬀs of Moher and Ratbaun Farm, Connemara, Shores of Lough Corrib and Ashford Castle, Emerald Isle. The prize also includes $1,000 cash. The two (2) business class airline tickets are from Boise or similar airport (such as Spokane or Salt Lake City International) to Dublin, Ireland. Visit idaholottery.com for oﬃcial rules, trip details, and to enter.
Greetings! I want to personally extend my thanks to each and every one of you for your part in helping Idaho and the rest of the country make history during the most recent epic Powerball jackpot run in mid-January. This particular Powerball jackpot run really emphasized the fun and excitement this game has to oﬀer. It became a social event for everyone as people bought tickets and discussed what they would do if they won. We say that every play pays and in this case it did. Our players got to imagine what they’d do if they won, we had thousands of winning experiences across Idaho and our biggest winners from latest big Powerball jackpot run were our beneﬁciaries, Public Education and the State of Idaho’s Permanent Building Fund. We often say that we could not achieve our goals without the skill, service, and dedication we ﬁnd with all of our brick and mortar establishments who sell our products, but during the run-up to the $1.5 billion jackpot, this was never more evident. And while it was “business as usual,” perhaps to the extreme, from the Lottery side of the business everything went very smoothly and successfully. Thank you for your commitment to helping our business and in turn, we sincerely hope the run was positive and proﬁtable for you. On a ﬁnal congratulatory note, Idaho did achieve one distinction among all the other Lottery jurisdictions that oﬀer Powerball. Idaho was number two, out of forty-seven that sell the game, for total dollars in future sales. This is not a percentage or per capita ﬁgure, it is in total dollars spent on multi-draw tickets. Idaho ranked second behind only Massachusetts. Thank you again, and congratulations to Idaho! Happy selling!
Jeﬀ Anderson Director
Back-to-Back-to-Back Winners for Best Stop
Located a stone’s throw from the Idaho-Utah border in a ﬁeld of sage brush sits the newcomer to Franklin County’s retailer landscape. Not even two years old, Best Stop Tesoro is quickly gaining notoriety and attention as a Lottery retailer, and after the most recent Powerball jackpot run, is also developing a reputation for selling big winning tickets. Within a week’s time at the end of the big run in January, Best Stop had sold three big winning tickets: a $50,000 on Powerball, a $250,000 on Super Jumbo Bucks Scratch Game™, and an $11,550 winner on the InstaPlay game Shake-a-Day. Veronica Solis was the ﬁrst winner, claiming a $50,000 Powerball prize (and missing the Powerball jackpot by one number) on January 14, 2016. The second winner, Tyson Riley from the Salt Lake Valley, happened to be in the right place at exactly the right time a week later. After traveling from Salt Lake City to Logan for a work meeting, he decided to make a quick detour to the town of Franklin, Idaho to pick up some Scratch tickets and Powerball tickets before heading home. His detour, however, turned into a day long journey that had him traveling to Boise before making the return drive back to Utah. During his stop at Best Stop, the Tesoro in Franklin, Idaho he purchased and played a Super Jumbo Bucks Scratch Game and after seeing that his last number matched a winning number, he couldn’t believe his eyes. “I saw it matched, so I scratched the prize amount. I’d already bought about $100 worth of tickets and I saw $250 on the prize, so I thought I was up $150,” explained Riley on his winning experience. “Then I saw the comma, and the three zeroes after the $250. It was $250,000. I didn’t think it was right. It happens, but it doesn’t ever happen to you, right? I handed it to the clerk who scanned it and told me to sign it and that I need to go to Boise to claim it.” Riley ventured north into Idaho and ﬁve hours later found his way to the Idaho Lottery’s oﬃces in Boise to claim his prize. “I still don’t believe it’s real, that I’m here,” added Riley. Riley said he and his wife planned to pay oﬀ debt and invest the remainder into a new home they are purchasing with the winnings. The ﬁnal winner to visit Boise after being at Best Stop, was Preston, Idaho resident Thomas Smith who stopped in the Tesoro on his way home from work and bought a Shake-a-Day InstaPlay ticket and won $11,550 right there on the spot. “The store said it had been really lucky lately,” said Smith. “I’m glad I was part of that!” Congratulations Best Stop on your three big winners in January!
Idaho’s Beneficiaries Win from Historic Powerball Jackpot Run Throughout the course of the big Powerball jackpot run, that began back with the draw on November 7, 2015, Idaho Lottery retailers, players, and beneﬁciaries were winners all the way around. All totaled, during the entire run Idaho had eight tickets match four of the ﬁrst ﬁve numbers and the Powerball. From the ﬁnal two big draws alone, Idaho had over 246,000 winning tickets worth over $1.5 million in prizes. During the most recent jackpot run, Powerball alone generated $8,000,000 in dividend beneﬁts for Idaho’s public education and the State’s Permanent Building Fund. In addition, retailers statewide earned over $1 million in commissions for their hard eﬀorts during the jackpot run as players lined up to buy their chance at winning history.
Photos of the line for the Billion Dollar Powerball Jackpot at Top Stop in Malad
Power Pack is getting luckier and packing a whole lot of extra punch in the New Year! Starting January 31, 2016, the Idaho Lottery will be adding Lucky for Life to the Power Pack lineup. Lucky for Life is the Draw Game where players could win $1,000 a day, every day, for the rest of their lives! To make way for this game change, Wild Card will no longer be oﬀered as part of the package price. The new Power Pack is now $11 and will include a $3 Powerball with PowerPlay, a $2 Mega Millions with Megaplier, a $2 Hot Lotto with Sizzler, a $2 Weekly Grand ticket and a $2 Lucky for Life ticket. That’s a lot of power and a lot of luck all rolled into one single buying option for your players. Let your players know about the new Power Pack and they could win $1,000 a week for a year, a $1,000 a day for their lives, or the really big jackpot prizes!
January 9, 2016
WIN $1,000 A DAY FOR LIFE!
November 16, 2015 - January 15, 2016
Lucky Winners by Region
EUGENE DUGGER PATRICK JOLLEY KENNETH DUKE JAMES MAHAR KELLY CHADDERDON WILLIAM FREDERICK DARLENE TORRES NANCY SARLIE KEVIN MORRISON JEFF CASEY AMY HAYES CYNTHIA SAWYER CHARLES POOLE MICHAEL REAM ROBERT SHIPLEY TANYA GILLESPIE WILLIAM BENSON MIKE HIETT CONNIE OTIS DINA KROGH DUSTIN WASSOM ROBERT TURNER JACOB PANZERI DALE HUTCHINGS MERLE HALL CHRISTOPHER BURK STEVEN BONNER BENNY DANYEUR ISABEL PEREZ MICHAEL MARES BRIAN LACASSE JOSEPH MOYS BLAKE BOZEMAN WAYNE LAW VICKI JONES SEAN KETTLER DONNA SCHMIDT LOIS PETERSON SHERRY SEARLES KINS JOHN MAHONEY BIRDIE FINNEY JERRY NAAF ROBYN KRUCKEBERG RICHARD JONES KAYE JENSEN MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ KIMBERLY CRAINE 14-WAY SPLIT WILLIAM MADISON LAWRENCE MILLS MICHELL SHAUL STEPHANIE AUSTIN MATTHEW MILLER WYATT AIKIN JOSHUA KERBS DENNIS HAGWOOD JASON KLINGINSMITH JACOB CHRISTOPHERSON ROBERT HERGENROTHER STEVE KOTWICKI MARIO GARZA JAMES MORNINGSTAR BETH DAVIES ANA BAEZA KATHLEEN UGALDE JOSE ALBERTO GONZALEZ MINNIE NICHOLAS BRANDY CHILDRESS MICHELLE NERIA UNKNOWN LEA KELLY NUKAYA BARTON WEBSTER KURT PRESCOTT MARISA LEE MICHAEL HIRSCHI HILA SOROKA MONTE RASMUSSEN FERRIL PRICE BO LU GRACE WEAVER MOE DAVID VERONICA SOLIS MICHAEL HURDSMAN JEFFORY CLIFFORD DANIEL WISEMAN MARIA GARCIA MICHAEL DUKE LAURA YORGENSEN MICHAEL PETTY WILLIAM HARP ISAIAS BARRERA TREJO
$2,500 $5,000 $5,000 $50,000 $23,071 $2,500 $5,000 $5,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $5,000 $2,500 $20,000 $2,500 $50,000 $25,000 $2,000 $1,000 $20,000 $2,500 $5,000 $2,500 $1,000 $2,500 $1,000 $30,000 $1,000 $1,200 $2,500 $77,381 $6,000 $5,000 $1,000 $2,000 $1,000 $1,000 $12,973 $1,000 $1,500 $50,000 $20,000 $50,000 $1,000 $3,000 $50,000 $5,000 $2,500 $1,000 $5,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $2,000 $2,500 $7,777 $25,297 $1,000,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,200 $30,000 $30,000 $1,200 $1,000 $1,000 $50,000 $1,000 $77,381 $1,000 $9,000 $25,000 $40,000 $50,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $2,500 $2,500 $100,000 $50,000 $7,777 $50,000 $30,000 $50,000 $5,000 $1,000 $9,000 $5,000 $1,000
DOUBLE DIAMOND SUPER JUMBO BUCKS BIG TIMBER POWERBALL IDAHO JACKPOT DOUBLE DIAMOND LUCKY FOR LIFE MEGA MILLIONS $300,000 TRIPLE PLATINUM MEGA ROYAL RICHES CASHWORD JINGLE BELL JACKPOT MEGA ROYAL RICHES CASHWORD DOUBLE DIAMOND JINGLE BELL JACKPOT DOUBLE DIAMOND POWERBALL BINGO BANK BUSTER IDAHO LOTERIA JINGLE BELL JACKPOT DOUBLE DIAMOND MEGA MILLIONS DOUBLE DIAMOND $300,000 TRIPLE PLATINUM DOUBLE DIAMOND JINGLE BELL JACKPOT IDAHO LOTERIA SUPER JUMBO BUCKS BIG BEAR BINGO DOUBLE DIAMOND WEEKLY GRAND WILD CARD BUCKS N TRUCKS JINGLE BELL JACKPOT MEGA MILLIONS SUPER JUMBO BUCKS SUPER JUMBO BUCKS IDAHO JACKPOT JINGLE BELL JACKPOT MEGA MILLIONS ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOLD JINGLE BELL JACKPOT POWERBALL SUPER JUMBO BUCKS HOT LOTTO SAFE CRACKER SLINGO MEGA MILLIONS MEGA MILLIONS $300,000 TRIPLE PLATINUM LUCKY FOR LIFE FREEZIN GREETINGS TAXI CAB CASHWORD $300,000 TRIPLE PLATINUM LUCKY CLUCK DOUBLE DIAMOND LUCKY NO 7 IDAHO JACKPOT RAFFLE SUPER JUMBO BUCKS SUPER JUMBO BUCKS 24 KARAT CASHWORD BIG BEAR BINGO CRANBERRY CASHWORD SLINGO BLITZ FAT CAT BIG BINGO LUCKY NO 7 TREASURE HUNT NAME GAME CASHWORD SLINGO BLITZ WEEKLY GRAND AWESOME SAUCE SLINGO $300,000 TRIPLE PLATINUM FABULOUS FIVE MONEY MAKEOVER GREEN LINE SLINGO MEGA MILLIONS FANTASY FOOTBAL LUCKY FOR LIFE DOUBLE DIAMOND DOUBLE DIAMOND MEGA ROYAL RICHES CASHWORD POWERBALL LUCKY NO 7 FAT CAT BIG BINGO SLINGO BLITZ GREEN LINE SLINGO SUPER JUMBO BUCKS SUPER JUMBO BUCKS HOT LOTTO MEGA MILLIONS MEGA ROYAL RICHES CASHWORD
PILOT TRAVEL CENTERS, N 400 IDAHLINE RD POST FALLS LOVE'S TRAVEL STOP, 4208 W EXPO PARKWAY POST FALLS ST JOE SPORT STOP, 402 COLLEGE SAINT MARIES LEWS SMOKESHOP, 7217 W SELTICE WAY POST FALLS SAFEWAY, 121 NEIDER AVE COEUR D ALENE ST JOE SPORT STOP, 402 COLLEGE SAINT MARIES ADY'S CONVENIENCE & CARWASH, 1815 E SELTICE WAY POST FALLS LOVE'S TRAVEL STOP, 4208 W EXPO PARKWAY POST FALLS STINKER STORES, 3530 HIGHWAY 30 W POCATELLO GITTELS GROCERY, 1201 GOVERNMENT WAY COEUR D ALENE HAYDEN JIFI STOP, 284 W HAYDEN AVE HAYDEN BEAMIS HICO, 205 5TH ST WALLACE LIBERTY MART, 606 THAIN RD LEWISTON VALLEY FOODS, 204 N HIGHWAY 95 LAPWAI DEANO'S, 13834 HIGHWAY 12 OROFINO PIERCE MINI MART, 110 N MAIN ST PIERCE STINKER STORES, 1024 21ST ST STE F LEWISTON JACKSONS FOOD STORE, 7 E MAIN MIDDLETON MAVERIK, 8561 W STATE ST BOISE WINCO FOODS, 20-20 NAMPA CALDWELL BLVD NAMPA STINKER STORES, 3203 N COLE RD BOISE JACKSONS FOOD STORE, 9804 W FAIRVIEW AVE BOISE STINKER STORES , 2959 S COLE RD BOISE STINKER STORES, 6803 OVERLAND RD BOISE JACKSONS FOOD STORE, 3110 W STATE ST BOISE MAVERIK, 510 E USTICK CALDWELL JACKSONS FOOD STORE, 5801 W FRANKLIN RD BOISE JACKSONS FOOD STORE, 8000 W OVERLAND RD BOISE MAVERIK, 723 N 12TH AVE RD NAMPA KJ'S SUPER STORE, 12150 W FAIRVIEW AVE BOISE MAVERIK, 1605 W CHERRY LN MERIDIAN JACKSONS FOOD STORE, 3780 CHINDEN BLVD GARDEN CITY JACKSONS FOOD STORE, 612 NORTHSIDE BLVD NAMPA ALBERTSONS, 10700 USTICK RD BOISE MAVERIK, 2650 S ORCHARD ST BOISE FRED MEYER, 5425 CHINDEN BLVD GARDEN CITY MAVERIK, 5200 CHINDEN BLVD GARDEN CITY WESTY'S GARDEN LANES, 5504 ALWORTH ST GARDEN CITY ALBERTSONS, 10500 OVERLAND RD BOISE BIG SMOKE, 6595 W USTICK RD BOISE ALBERTSONS, 20 E FAIRVIEW AVE MERIDIAN ALBERTSONS, 10700 USTICK RD BOISE SUNSET SUPER C STORE, 990 SUNSET STRIP MOUNTAIN HOME FRED MEYER, 1850 E FAIRVIEW AVE MERIDIAN PAULS MARKET, 10565 LAKE HAZEL RD BOISE JACKSONS FOOD STORE, 128 5TH ST WILDER MAVERIK, 5200 CHINDEN BLVD GARDEN CITY M & W MARKETS, 1835 WARM SPRINGS AVE BOISE TRAVEL CENTER OF AMERICA, 4115 BROADWAY AVE BOISE KMART, 1813 CALDWELL BLVD NAMPA JACKSONS FOOD STORE, 330 3RD ST KUNA LOGANS MARKET, 801 W MAIN ST MARSING JACKSONS FOOD STORE, 585 W 6TH ST MOUNTAIN HOME MAVERIK, 140 N 10TH E MOUNTAIN HOME FAST EDDYS, 750 N TEN MILE MERIDIAN JACKSONS FOOD STORE, 2002 BROADWAY AVE BOISE ALBERTSONS, 2500 BLAINE ST CALDWELL MAVERIK, 1630 E MCMILLIAN RD MERIDIAN JACKSONS FOOD STORE, 897 S COLE RD BOISE KJ'S SUPER STORE, 12150 W FAIRVIEW AVE BOISE STINKER STORES, 803 12TH AVE S NAMPA STINKER STORES, 1601 S VISTA AVE BOISE FAST EDDYS, 1745 E OVERLAND RD MERIDIAN OASIS STOP 'N GO, 2220 ADDISON AVE E TWIN FALLS OASIS STOP 'N GO, 515 WASHINGTON ST N TWIN FALLS OASIS STOP 'N GO, 2816 S LINCOLN AVE JEROME WINCO FOODS, 1569 BLUE LAKES BLVD N TWIN FALLS STINKER STORES, 2259 ADDISON AVE E TWIN FALLS FRED MEYER, 705 BLUE LAKES BLVD N TWIN FALLS CASTLES CORNER, 1662 PARKVIEW DR TWIN FALLS MAVERIK, 883 BLUE LAKES BLVD TWIN FALLS KERBS OIL EXPRESS STORE, 544 N OVERLAND AVE BURLEY STINKER STORES, 2259 ADDISON AVE E TWIN FALLS KJ'S SUPER STORE, 225 E 50 S MALAD CITY COMMON CENTS FOOD STORE, 105 JEFFERSON AVE POCATELLO LA TIENDA, 2 S STATE ST FRANKLIN MAVERIK, 855 E ALAMEDA RD POCATELLO KJ'S SUPER STORE, 225 E 50 S MALAD CITY BEST STOP, 150 W LEGACY DR FRANKLIN CRITTERS BAR & GRILL, 72 BANNOCK ST MALAD CITY BEST STOP, 150 W LEGACY DR FRANKLIN BEST STOP, 150 W LEGACY DR FRANKLIN KJ'S SUPER STORE, 225 E 50 S MALAD CITY MIDGET MARKET, 340 G ST IDAHO FALLS BARGAIN BARN, 216 S FRONT ST ARCO HARD TIMES I, 220 S MAIN ST FIRTH BARGAIN BARN, 216 S FRONT ST ARCO GOOD 2 GO STORE, 510 S STATE ST SHELLEY SHOPKO, 4215 YELLOWSTONE AVE CHUBBUCK BARGAIN BREW & SMOKES, 2418 W BROADWAY RD IDAHO FALLS GAS 'N GRUB, 865 LINDSAY BLVD IDAHO FALLS