On a Saturday in mid-March, Rhett Uriguen’s girlfriend broke her ankle. The following Tuesday, he went to his local Maverik store in Burley to get her a few things. He had three dollars left over, so he decided to buy a Naughty or Nice Cashword Scratch Game from the Idaho Lottery. It turned out to be a lucky break.
“She actually scratched the ticket then started screaming from the other room that we’d won. I thought we’d won like three bucks,” described Uriguen. “I must have checked the ticket a hundred times counting all the words.”
Uriguen and his girlfriend won the last “nice” top prize of $25,000 on Naughty or Nice Cashword. Although they have no immediate plans for the winnings, but had considered looking into getting a house.
For their part in selling the winning ticket, Maverik earns a bonus from the Lottery of $2,500.