Coeur d'Alene woman wins $100,000 from Idaho Lottery

Coeur d'Alene woman wins $100,000 from Idaho Lottery

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 28 at 1:02 PM

BOISE, Idaho  --  A woman from Coeur d'Alene received the shock of her life when she won $100,000 from the Idaho Lottery.

Lynn Wallace purchased her scratch ticket from Fairway Gas & Grocery in Coeur d'Alene.

She said she was so shocked at the prospect of winning that she revisited the gas station to have a clerk verify her winnings.

Clerks confirmed her prize and told her to visit the Idaho Lottery headquarters to retrieve her money.

“I signed the ticket and put it some place safe and secret until I could get to Boise,” explained Wallace.

It took Wallace two weeks to retrieve her winnings. 
 
Wallace works in the Coeur d’Alene School District and said she wants to retire in a few years.

She said her winnings will help add to her retirement.

For their part in selling the winning ticket, Fairway Gas & Grocery received a bonus from the Idaho Lottery of $10,000.
 
 

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