BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boise woman who took a chance on winning the $597.5 million Powerball jackpot last week is thrilled with her $1 million runner-up prize.
Susan Worthington appeared at a press conference announcing her win Tuesday at the Albertsons store in West Boise where she bought her ticket, which matched all the white balls, but not the Powerball.
Worthington, a 63-year-old recent retiree, says her first big purchase was an $80 keyless entry remote for her car.
She says she plans to spend some of the money to finish up the kitchen and do some landscaping at the house she just purchased after moving to Boise from Yakima, Wash., in January.
Worthington says the winnings will allow her to retire comfortably. She says her 83-year-old mother urged her to buy the tickets.