BOISE, Idaho – Idaho has recorded another big lottery win, this time with last night’s $501,000 Wild Card jackpot! The Idaho Lottery has confirmed that one winning ticket, sold in Bannock County, matched all five numbers plus the Wild Card and is worth just over half-a-million dollars. The winning numbers for last night’s draw on Wild Card were: 07, 09, 12, 27, 30 and the Wild Card was the Jack of Clubs.
“Idaho continues to be a very lucky place for big winning tickets,” said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. “We are encouraging everyone who played Wild Card for last night’s draw to check their tickets carefully. We also recommend that all our players sign the back of their tickets prior to presenting them for payment. These tickets are bearer instruments and we want to ensure our winners protect their prize.”
Wild Card is a draw-style game played only in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Players select five numbers from 1 to 31, and for their Wild Card, one of 16 face cards from a standard deck of cards. Players also have the option of selecting a quick pick. The game costs $1 for two plays, or chances, at the jackpot. Wild Card jackpots begin at $100,000 and climb until the jackpot is won. To win the jackpot, players must match all five numbers and the Wild Card.
In addition to the Wild Card jackpot winner, there were two additional tickets that matched all five of the first numbers, but not the Wild Card itself and are worth $5,000 each. In total, there were over 4,200 winning tickets worth about $520,000 from last night’s draw in Idaho.
“Wild Card is a great game for players to play and win in Idaho,” added Anderson. “This game always has lots of prize winners each draw. We’ve been fortunate that many of this game’s top winners, including the all-time, largest winner on Wild Card, have come from the Gem State.”