Post Falls woman wins big in Idaho Lottery raffle

Post Falls woman wins big in Idaho Lottery raffle

Sometimes, it pays to follow the Idaho Lottery on Facebook.

Lisa Clough, of Post Falls, saw on the social media site that the state lottery was hosting a promotional event at her local Super 1 Foods. They were offering tickets for the $1 million raffle, and holiday scratch tickets. Clough figured she couldn’t go wrong with a free scratch ticket, and sent her son down to the store to pick them up.

“I said, “I think I’m having a heart attack,” she said at a press conference today.

Clough and her husband are both on disability and travel is a challenge for them. Driving down to Boise in December to turn in her winning ticket wasn’t exactly an option.

“For a ticket that’s a million dollars, it’s a rare occasion that we’ll say ‘hey, pop it in the mail,'” said David Workman, a public information officer for the Idaho Lottery.

For Clough, the lottery did. Now, she plans to use her winnings wisely.

“Maybe buy a house and invest some, just take it slow not get it in a hurry to do anything right now,” she said.

The Post Falls Super 1 Foods also benefits. They received a $20,000 check from the lottery today. Workman said Clough’s ticket is the largest winning ticket sold by Super 1 Foods as a chain.