Vinson Young is a firm believer that it only takes one ticket to win. Usually, he buys no more than two or three tickets, but most often he only purchases a single ticket for big jackpots like Powerball and Mega Millions.
On Wednesday night last week, Young’s lone Powerball ticket, purchased from a vending machine at Fred Meyer on Chinden and Linder in Meridian, matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball. He cashed in the $50,000 winner today at Lottery Offices in Boise.
“The number I missed was only three off the number that night,” said Young referring to how close he came to winning the entire Powerball jackpot. “I guess it does just take one ticket to win!”