Nampa couple claims $100K lottery prize

September 19, 2018

NAMPA — Friday evening after work, Maria Torres Malua stopped at a Stinker Store on Holly Street and East Lincoln Avenue in Nampa to pick up some 7-Up for her husband, who was not feeling well. A regular Idaho Lottery Scratch Game player, Malua purchased some tickets.

“The Lucky Jackpot Super Ticket was new, so I got one of those and a couple of others,” she said in a press release. ”“I was so excited about this really big ticket that I didn’t even buy the 7-Up.”

The $10 Lucky Jackpot Super Ticket features five games on a single card, with a top prize of $100,000.

Once she arrived home, Malua scratched the ticket and quickly scanned the bar code with the Idaho Lottery’s Check-a-Ticket app.

“It makes a ‘Wooh-hoo’ sound when you win. And that’s exactly what it did. But it didn’t tell us how much we’d won, only to contact the Idaho Lottery,” she said. “I thought I’d won $10,000.”

Malua’s husband then looked at the ticket, and realized the couple had won the Lucky Jackpot Super Ticket game’s first top prize of $100,000.

“We checked it at a couple of stores, and then scanned it all weekend long,” she said. “It just kept ‘Wooh-hooing’ all weekend.”

For their part in selling the winning ticket, Stinker received a bonus of $10,000. Since inception of the Idaho Lottery in 1989, proceeds from lottery sales at that Stinker Store have contributed more than $602,000 to benefit public schools in Canyon County, according to the Idaho Lottery.

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