BOISE — An Idaho woman overcame the odds twice, winning $500,000 in lottery jackpots from scratch-off tickets on two consecutive days, game officials said.
“I had bought some tickets already, then had $20 left over, so I thought, ‘What the heck, I’ll get a Grand Fortune ticket,’” Peterson said in a statement, KTVB reported. “When I scanned the ticket, it said I had to contact the Idaho Lottery for my winnings. That had never happened before when I was playing. I checked it and it was a $200,000 winner. I couldn’t believe it.”
On Saturday, she won $300,000 from a Comin’ In Hot scratch off ticket.
“When I scanned it and said I had to claim it at the lottery, I thought maybe it was $1,000. I never imagined it would be $300,000 and that it happened again. The next day,” she said.
Peterson said she plans to use the money to pay bills, get a new truck and take a trip to Las Vegas.
Lottery officials said the odds of a person winning two six-figure payouts in two days from two different stores are about 1 in 282.5 million, KTVB reported.
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