Idaho silver miner wins $200,000 lottery prize

A silver miner has won $200,000 on an Idaho Lottery scratch game.

Nick Arthun lives in Osburn, Idaho and works at the Galena Mine in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District. He purchased a ticket for the scratch game Jewel Jackpot on his way home from work. It was the start of seven days off.

“My heart was pounding a 100 miles per hour. I didn’t know what to think,” exclaimed Arthun. “I wanted to tell everyone!”

Arthun and his girlfriend, Jenna, then caught an early morning flight Thursday to Boise to claim their $200,000 prize.

The couple plans to pay off their debts with their winnings.

“We just built a house in Osburn. No house payment, no truck payment, that’s the way to do it,” said Arthun. “We’re going to be smart with this.”

Arthun bought the winning ticket from Stein’s Family Foods in Osburn. Arthun’s win was the final top prize for the $200,000 Jewel Jackpot.

Copyright 2016 KTVB


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