Ralph Paul of Coeur d'Alene, ID has claimed the $145,000 Wild Card 2 jackpot from the October 8, 2011 drawing. Paul purchased the winning ticket at a gas and grocery store in Coeuer d'Alene; the business will receive a $20,000 bonus for the sale.
Paul, who works for the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, plans to use part of his winnings to pay off bills and then invest the rest. This was Idaho's second Wild Card 2 jackpot winner in six months.
Wild Card 2 is played only in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. The jackpot currently sits at $115,000 for the next drawing on Saturday, October 22, 2011.