BOISE, Idaho – Lynn Wallace could not believe her eyes when she realized she had scratched and won $100,000 on the Idaho Lottery’s $200,000 Super Cashword Scratch Game in the middle of August. And while disbelief is common among winners when they first realize they’re holding a large winning ticket, Wallace kept calm and returned to Fairway Gas & Grocery in Coeur d’Alene where she bought her ticket to have the clerks verify her winnings. They did and told her she needed to visit Boise and Lottery headquarters to claim her prize.
“I signed the ticket and put it some place safe and secret until I could get to Boise,” explained Wallace when she visited the Idaho Lottery’s offices in Boise nearly two weeks later to claim her prize. So secret in fact that she would not disclose the location, even after the ticket was paid. “It’s very secret.”
A long-time northern Idaho resident, Wallace said she cashed in a winning ticket and used those winnings to help her purchase the $200,000 Super Cashword ticket. “I only buy a couple tickets a week,” she added.
Wallace’s $100,000 winning ticket is not the top prize on the Scratch Game $200,000 Super Cashword. Both $200,000 top prizes on this game remain unclaimed.
Wallace works in the Coeur d’Alene School District and wants to retire in a few years. She said her winnings will help add to her retirement. For their part in selling the winning ticket, Fairway Gas & Grocery receives a bonus from the Idaho Lottery of $10,000.