Most people are lucky to win a top lottery prize once in their lifetime, so Cindie Sawyer must have exceptional luck. For the second time in three and a half years, she claimed a top prize lottery ticket, this time for $250,000 on the Idaho Lottery's 25th Anniversary Scratch Game.
About three weeks before the end of 2014, Sawyer visited the Beamis-Hico convenience store in Wallace on her way to work and bought an Idaho Lottery 25th Anniversary Scratch ticket. She won $25 on that ticket. She returned to the store and bought the next ticket with her winnings.
“When I scratched the next ticket and saw that I won $250,000 I just couldn’t believe it. I took the ticket to work and looked at it under a magnifying glass just to make sure,” confessed Sawyer. “Then I called my husband and told him. Winning once was exciting, but to do it twice? Unbelievable.”