BOISE — A 20-year-old man from Elko, Nevada is now a millionaire after hitting it big on the Powerball game.
Idaho Lottery officials say Cody Jueden claimed his $2 million prize Friday in Boise.
Jueden, who is a welder, was visiting Twin Falls last weekend with his fiancé, Brianna Benefield. Before leaving town on Sunday afternoon, he stopped at the Stinker Store at 880 Shoshone Street in Twin Falls to purchase a few Powerball tickets.
“It worked out pretty good, although I still don’t believe it,” said Jueden. “I’ve never seen so many zeroes before. This is a great opportunity for us.”
Jueden’s winning ticket matched the first five numbers but not the Powerball from Wednesday night’s draw. His winning Powerball ticket included the PowerPlay option, which doubled his prize to $2 million.
The couple plans to get married in Twin Falls a year-and-a-half.
Jueden says plans to use his winnings to pay off his house, truck, and then invest wisely for their life together.
Lottery officials say this is the second seven figure winning ticket sold at this Stinker Store location in the last two years. In February 2012, Bill and Mike Edson split a $1,000,000 Powerball prize.
For selling the winning ticket, Stinker Stores receives a $25,000 bonus from the Idaho Lottery.
There was no jackpot winner on Powerball Wednesday evening. The estimated Powerball jackpot for Saturday night’s draw is $125,000,000.