If you live in Meridian and play the Powerball, or perhaps drive through Meridian and play the Powerball, check that ticket.
A $1 million winning Powerball ticket drawn Wednesday night was sold to somebody at a store in Meridian, according to Idaho Lottery officials.
Officials havent yet said what store or when the ticket was purchased. The ticket matched all five of the first numbers, but not the Powerball number. The big prize was $50 million, but even without the Powerall number, the ticket sold in Meridian is still worth $1 million.
The winning numbers from Wednesday nights draw were 11, 17, 29, 56, 57. The Powerball was 14.
Luck happens every day in Idaho. Last night in addition to the $1 million winner we also had over 3,400 winning tickets that won other prizes on Powerball, Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson said Thursday. We are encouraging everyone who played Powerball for last nights draw to check their tickets carefully for winners.
Too often we see players not match the Powerball and think they do not have a winning ticket. In this case, the ticket matched all five of the first numbers and is worth $1 million."
Wednesdays winning ticket is the Idaho Lotterys tenth $1 million winner on Powerball since 2005 and the 35th $1 million or higher winning ticket in Idaho since 1989.
The Meridian winner has 180 days to claim their prize from Idaho Lottery headquarters in Boise.
The new estimated Powerball jackpot for Saturday nights draw is now $60 million.
Patrick Orr: 377-6219,