Follow Lottery.com on Facebook
Home Contact Help Privacy Policy
Lottery Home
Home Jackpots Results News Community Tools Register
News
SNOW DAY LANDS MERIDIAN FAMILY $250,000
December 23, 2016
While the weather outside in Meridian on Friday morning was a bit frightful, with blowing snow and cold, John Driskelldropped his son off for school and then set out to do some Christmas shopping before returning to pick him up mid-day. One of his morning stops was at the Eagle Island Fred Meyer store on Chinden Boulevard. Before leaving the store, he bought and played a Huge Cash Game Scratch ticket from the Idaho Lottery vending machine and could not believe his eyes.
 
“At first I thought it was just a $25 winner. Then I scanned it with the Lottery check-a-ticket app on my phone. It said I was a winner and needed to call the Lottery, so I thought maybe it was a $2,500 winner,” explained Driskell. “I called my wife and asked her to come home and meet me because we had a prize we had to pick up. I didn’t tell her I’d just won $250,000 playing the Lottery.”
 
After getting their son out of school, the Driskell family drove to Boise.
 
“When my husband told me we had a prize to pick up, I thought it was an Xbox from one of the radio stations,” explained Driskell’s wife, Kristen. “Then he turned and drove into the parking lot at the Lottery.”
 
Only when the ticket was officially scanned for payment by Lottery Customer Service did Kristen know that her husband had won the Huge Cash Game’s first top prize of $250,000!
 
“I thought it said $25,000, but then I really looked and it said $250,000!” exclaimed Kristen.
 
Kristen explained that she enters second chance contests all the time, but had not really won from them. A couple of weeks ago, she and her husband were part of a hotel promotion in Reno, Nevada where she was a finalist for $15,000 cash and a new BMW.
 
“We got to stay for free for two nights, so that was good. But I didn’t win the cash or the car. I guess I’ll take the $250,000 as my consolation prize,” laughed Kristen.
 
The Driskell family was making plans for their windfall, including investing in their son’s college education fund.
 
“Santa’s list for Christmas just got a little bit longer,” joked Driskell as he and his family left Lottery Offices and headed back into Boise’s snowy morning.

Latest Idaho Lottery Results

Current Idaho Lottery Jackpots

©2017 Idaho Lottery.
Lottery.com is NOT affiliated with or endorsed by the Idaho Lottery.

Top Stories
Weeping Water Woman Wins $22,003 Playing 2by2
Marsha Nehring of Weeping Water won $22,003 playin... READ MORE
Congratulations To Our Latest Patriots Second Chance Winners!
On Thursday, April 20, the fourth of five second c... READ MORE
Four New Jersey Lottery CASH4LIFE Players Win $2,500 Third Prize
While there was no winner of the CASH4LIFE jackpot... READ MORE
Powerball Celebrates 25 Years of Making Millionaires
READ MORE
Lottery Players From Jamaica, South Richmond Hill and Lido Beach Win $16.3M in Prizes
Seventy-four-year-old Anokye Kwaku was out for bre... READ MORE
Related Stories
Idaho Lottery Issues Advertising Creative Services Request for Proposal
The Idaho Lottery has formally issued a Request fo... READ MORE
How Lucky Can One Guy Be? $175,000 Lucky!
On a rainy morning in Boise, James Johnson was dri... READ MORE
Ketchum Man Wins $200,000; Records 2nd Lottery Win in Nine Months
According to Idaho Lottery winner Patrick Cox of K... READ MORE
Idaho Falls Man Becomes Cash King, Wins $100,000
?Wade Hutchinson became Idaho’s latest “Cash King”... READ MORE
$25,000 a Year for Life Winning Ticket Sold in Ada County
?Twenty-five thousand dollars a year for life! Tha... READ MORE
Username
Password
Username and password
are case sensitive.
Not a memeber?
Sign up now.


Copyright © Lottery.com, 2017 all rights reserved.
Lottery.com checks its results for acuracy, but mistakes can happen and the state lottery has the final validating authority.

Double Play 1, Double Play 2, Pick 3 Night, Idaho Cash, Pick 3 Day, Lucky For Life, Mega-Millions Megaplier, Powerball Power Play, Wild Card 2 and all associated logos are all trademarks of the Idaho Lottery. Lottery.com is NOT affiliated with or endorsed by the Idaho Lottery.

Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto, Wildcard 2, and 2 by 2 and all associated logos are all trademarks of the Multi-State Lottery Association. Lottery.com is NOT affiliated with or endorsed by the Multi-State Lottery Association.

Support - FAQ - Site Map - Feedback - Stories