Previous Idaho Lottery Winner Does it Again
BOISE, Idaho (KTVB) – A north Idaho woman has claimed a second big prize from the Idaho Lottery. Cindie Sawyer of Kingston claimed the final top prize of $250,000 on the Idaho Lottery's 25th Anniversary Scratch Game. Sawyer purchased a scratch ticket for the 25th Anniversary game the Beamis-Hico convenience store in December while on her way to work. She won $25 and then returned to the store to buy another ticket with her winnings.
Just three-and-a-half years ago Sawyer won $100,000 on another scratch game. Lottery officials say the Beamis-Hico store in Wallace is one of the luckiest store to sell top prize winning scratch tickets in the Gem State.
The same store also sold a $250,000 winning ticket to Bruce Baraby in October 2009. Sawyer says she plans to invest her winnings and continue working at her job. For selling the winning ticket, Beamis-Hico received a $20,000 bonus from the Idaho Lottery.