A Rathdrum truck driver claimed a $250,000 prize in the Idaho Lottery’s Mega Millions game this week.
Allen York waited three weeks to claim the prize following an Aug. 17 drawing, a news release from the Idaho Lottery said.
York said he didn’t know he’d won until he went back to the Korner Stop in Rathdrum where he had purchased the ticket.
Store employees informed him of the unclaimed ticket and checked the numbers on the tickets he still had in his wallet. The store received a $20,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
“I just know now that when the snow flies, Allen’s going to take me someplace warm this winter,” York’s wife, Teresa, said.
The Yorks plan to pay off some bills and buy a new trailer for Allen York’s business, the release said.
York is the first Idaho Lottery player to claim a $250,000 prize on Mega Millions since the game debuted in January. Another Mega Millions ticket worth $250,000 was sold in Coeur d’Alene in April but remains unclaimed.