COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — A woman from Coeur d'Alene is now $500,000 richer after winning two lottery prizes back-to-back.
Orlene Peterson claimed the last top prize of $300,000 on the scratch game "Comin' in Hot" and the first top prize of $200,000 on the scratch game "Grand Fortune," a spokesperson from the Idaho Lottery said.
Peterson bought the first winning ticket of $200,000 early Friday morning at Albertsons in Hayden.
“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," Peterson said. "I checked it and it was a $200,000 winner. I couldn’t believe it.”
On Saturday morning, Peterson was at Fred Meyer in Coeur d'Alene and bought her $300,000 winning ticket.
I never imagined it would be $300,000 and that it happened again. The next day!” Peterson exclaimed when she claimed her winnings from the Idaho Lottery Offices in Boise on Wednesday.
Peterson told the Idaho Lottery that she plans to pay off bills and buy a new truck with her winnings. She is also contemplating a trip to Las Vegas.
Both Fred Meyer and Albertsons will receive a bonus of $20,000 each from the Idaho Lottery.