Humans are emotional beings, we laugh, we cry, we shout and also say words that we could make us blush in the office and all of that is part of our nature. Anyone winning one million dollars would be dancing around, shouting and or at least be very excited about the whole surprising event. However Brian Reed of Sandpoint was very calm when he found out he held the $1 million winning ticket from last Saturday July 14 Powerball draw. National lottery
Earlier in that day, he was returning from fishing on Lake Pend Oreille when he stopped in the Travel America Plaza in Sagle to buy a few Powerball tickets.
“I asked for a $5 quick pick, but actually had an extra dollar so I got three,” said Reed. The middle pick ended up being the winner.
He found out he held the winning ticket that matched the first five numbers but not the Powerball on Saturday. “I didn´t get too excited, I just said ´Cool, I won´,” described Reed.
With this win Reed plans to invest in a few business ventures he has in mind and he is also foreseeing that he will be able to spend more time with his grandkids.
But Reed is not the only winner in this story; Travel America Plaza is receiving a $20,000 bonus from the Idaho lottery for selling the winning ticket.
Picture Perfect Smile for Winning $500,000
A dental assistant is flashing a half a million dollar smile as she receives her fabulous prize for playing the instant game called Cash Deluxe. Ellis, 52, of Murray County received her representative oversized check at Gallons 2 Go, 321 N. Third Ave. in Chatsworth, the store where she happened to buy the winning ticket.
“I started out the door but stopped and decided to get one,” Ellis recalled.
Ellis had to look at the ticket a few times checking carefully that she was actually seeing right before sharing the good news with a store clerk.
“The clerk asked, ‘Have you won $500?’ ” she said. “I told him $500,000, and he hugged me.”
With this half a million prize, Ellis who bursting with excitement plans repair a couple of things at home and also pay off bills.