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An Idaho woman won two 6-figure prizes from lottery tickets within a 24-hour time frame, totaling $500,000.

Orlene Peterson purchased several lottery tickets in Hayden, Idaho. With the $20 that she had leftover, she decided to buy one more ticket, a Grand Fortune ticket. It ended up winning her a $200,000 prize.

Peterson decided to test her luck again the next morning when she purchased another ticket in a different town. She scored another $300,000 on a ticket called Comin’ in Hot.

“When I scanned it and said I had to claim it at the lottery, I thought maybe it was $1,000. I never imagined it would be $300,000 and that it happened again. The next day!” Peterson said.

The Idaho Lottery said that the odds of this happening was about 1 in 282.5 million.

Peterson says that she plans to use her earnings to purchase a new truck and pay off her bills. She says that she may even treat herself to a trip to Las Vegas.



‘Impossible to trace.’ Tech savvy dad may be holding daughter captive in WA, cops say





A father accused of kidnapping his teenage daughter 17 months ago could be holding her captive in Washington, but his technology skills are making it hard for authorities to find him, officials say.

Authorities say John Oliver Westbrook kidnapped his daughter, Daphne Westbrook, 17, in October 2019 from Chattanooga, Tennessee, according to a news release posted on Facebook by the Hamilton County District Attorney’s Office in Tennessee.

Investigators say Westbrook is holding Daphne against her will and they’re struggling to locate them because he is “an IT expert specializing in security, block chain technology and bitcoin.”

Brooke WolfordFri, March 5, 2021, 5:41 AM