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NIC raffle house to go to winner’s son

Jean Mayberry of Coeur d’Alene won a $288,000 house Wednesday night in the North Idaho College Foundation’s Really BIG Raffle drawing.

The home, built by students in NIC’s carpentry program, will go to Mayberry’s son, Bill Novelli, who lives in California. Novelli and his wife Linda plan to relocate to be close to family and live in their new home, she said.

The 21st annual foundation fundraiser awarded a total of $325,000 in cash and prizes. Other winners were:

First place, $20,000 car: David Yearout of Coeur d’Alene.

Second place, $10,000 boat: Rachelle Williams of Coeur d’Alene.

Third place, $3,500 vacation package: Dusty Rhoads of Coeur d’Alene.

Fourth place, $2,000 shopping spree: Kory Lazelle of Post Falls.

The last of the Really BIG Raffle’s 5,000 tickets were sold by June 16, the earliest the raffle has ever sold out.

“The supporters of this event were absolutely wonderful as always,” NIC Foundation Executive Director Rayelle Anderson said in a news release. “We are so grateful to the community for their continued support of this important fundraiser.”

Proceeds directly benefit students through scholarships and state-of-the-art technology and equipment college-wide, Anderson added.