Dad who plays state lottery to help local schools wins for the sixth time

Bryan Moss


An Idaho father is proving just how lucky he truly is after winning the lottery for the sixth time in his life. On Thursday, the Idaho Lottery announced in a press release that Bryan Moss had claimed the first $250,000 jackpot on the Idaho Lottery Scratch Game $250,000 Crossword.

The exciting moment marked the sixth time that Moss had won a large prize from the state lottery, though Thursday was his largest jackpot and the first time he’s ever won a top prize, the release stated. “This is a remarkable run of good luck for Mr. Moss,” David Workman, the Idaho Lottery spokesman, said in a statement. “While he has had success winning, he also truly understands that playing wisely benefits our local businesses as well as Idaho public schools and buildings.”  Like Workman mentioned, Moss said he’s been playing the state lottery regularly because he knows it benefits the schools in his state.

Since 1990, the annual lottery dividend has benefited Idaho Public Schools and the Permanent Building Fund, which supports state-operated facilities like colleges and universities, according to the Idaho Lottery’s website. Between 1990 and 2019, the lottery has given out $961.5 million in total dividends, the website stated. “I’m proud to help support Idaho public schools,” Moss said in a statement. “That’s really why I play.” According to lottery officials, the Idaho dad purchased his winning ticket at the ExtraMile convenience store on Eagle Road and Goldstone in Meridian the same city where he owns the Newko Sport and Nutrition health store.

Because they sold the winning ticket to Moss, ExtraMile will receive a bonus from the Idaho Lottery of $20,000, according to the press release. With his new $250,000 jackpot winnings, Moss told lottery officials he plans on using the money to pay for his daughter’s future education. “Bryan Moss is someone who has a positive outlook toward life and today, he has an additional 250,000 reasons to be happy,” the press release stated.

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