Would you carry around $50,000 in your purse for two weeks?

Would you carry around $50,000 in your purse for two weeks? Probably not, but that’s what Powerball winner Barbara Rediker from Boise unknowingly did.


Rediker matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball on a ticket she purchased for the December 20, 2017 draw at the Big Smoke on Overland.  After her

purchase she tucked the ticket away in her purse until just before New Year’s when she finally checked the ticket.

“It said to claim at Lottery, but I didn’t know for how much,” explained Barbara.  “Then we looked it up online and I saw we’d won $50,000!  I signed the ticket immediately.”

Barbara claimed her prize along with her daughter Kimberly.

“I know, I’ve been carrying around $50,000 in my purse for two weeks,” she said.  “We’re going to put it to good use.”

She checked the ticket last Friday night, but due to work was not able to claim the ticket until today.  She plans to put aside a little for a new house and pay off some bills with her winnings.


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