Utah Group Claims Idaho Lottery Prize
For lottery riches, a group of Utah residents went north to Idaho. Michael Baca of Ogden and a group of his co-workers were the winners of last week’s $1 million Powerball ticket after matching five out of six numbers. The winning ticket was sold at Kwik Stop in Malad City near the Idaho-Utah border. Utah doesn’t have a state lottery, so many of its residents go north to Idaho, spending millions on its lottery annually. Baca’s group’s win marked the third time in six months that Utah lottery players have won $1 million on a Powerball ticket sold in southeastern Idaho. Baca and his group have won before in Idaho, too, collecting $50,000 after matching four Powerball numbers in November 2010. Each of the 10 members of the group received $100,000. Baca said many of the members were planning on using their winnings to pay off debts and pay down their mortgages. The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night is an estimated $144 million.