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Sandpoint Lotto Winner: ‘Cool, I Won’

In what could be described as the understatement of the century, a Sandpoint man who won $1 million in the lottery last week told himself, “Cool, I won.” Brian Reed was coming home from a fishing trip on Lake Pend Oreille Saturday, when he made a fateful stop at the Travel American Plaza in Sagle. “I asked for a $5 quick pick, but actually had an extra dollar so I got three,” Reed said in a press release issued by the lottery Wednesday. The middle pick was the winner. How did the new millionaire react?  “I didn't get too excited, I just said 'Cool, I won',” Reed said. Reed told the lottery he plans to invest his winnings in some business ventures and spend more time with his grandchildren/Melissa Deis, KXLY. More here. (KXLY photo)

Question: Yeah, yeah, I know — a million bucks ain't what it used to be. But how would you react if you won that amount?

Hayden Couple Wins $1MM Lottery

Idaho’s place as the number one lottery jurisdiction to win a multi-state Draw Game prize over $500,000 continued when Clifford and Helena Jordan became the third one million dollar, or higher, winners from northern Idaho this year. The couple claimed last week’s $1,000,000 Mega Millions prize Monday morning at Idaho Lottery Headquarters after making the 8 hour trek on Sunday from their home in Hayden to Boise. After realizing he had the $1,000,000 Mega Millions winning ticket when he checked his numbers at the Dexco Mini Mart on Government Way in Coeur d’Alene, Clifford Jordan told his wife he felt like taking a drive to Boise. “Not only is it a long drive, but it’s also expensive these days,” said Helena Jordan, laughing.“When he told me he wanted to go to Boise, I just didn’t want to be out the expense. Then he told me he’d won the lottery and I really didn’t believe him”/Idaho Lottery news release. More here.

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