Oct. 2, 2014 – The Idaho Lottery today announced that for the first time in their history, two players had won Idaho-only jackpots on the same night.
Wednesday’s lucky winners hit jackpots in the Lottery’s new Idaho Bingo game and their Weekly Grand Game.
The new Idaho Bingo game has a top prize worth $100,000, and the first jackpot win comes six weeks after the game’s launch.
Weekly Grand, as the name suggests, pays out an after-tax total of $1,000 a week for a whole year, a $52,000 after-tax value.
According to an Idaho Lottery press release, the Weekly Grand winner, William Ross of Meridian, claimed his jackpot prize Thursday morning.
The jackpot win was apparently Ross’ first-ever Weekly Grand ticket. During a press conference Thursday, he said he and his wife just moved to Idaho to be closer to family. It was an exciting morning for the Ross family; William said even their dog got excited.
The Idaho Bingo jackpot has yet to be claimed, and Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson has asked that all Idaho Bingo players carefully check their tickets.
The jackpot-winning ticket, he said, “is unique in that the winning pattern is in the shape of a diamond.” Players can find the winning Idaho Bingo on the Lottery’s winning numbers page, here..