And, she's one of my Mary Kay Cosmetics customers! Congrats, Anna Pearl, you deserve it!
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Caldwell woman wins lottery for fifth time
Anna Pearl Rowell of Caldwell is one of the luckiest Idaho Lottery winners of all time.
Today, Anna Pearl Rowell claimed her $110,000 winning Wild Card check from the Idaho Lottery and then retired from her service as the office manager for the Canyon County Assessor’s Office. It's her fifth lottery win.
Rowell became the third Wild Card jackpot winner from Idaho in the last four months when she matched all of her numbers and the Wild Card from the draw held on Nov. 3. Those winning numbers were 16, 17, 18, 24, 26 and the Wild Card was the Ace of Spades.
She bought the winning ticket at Jacksons Food Store located at 2406 S. Montana Ave.in Caldwell so that she could enter the “Second Chance to Paradise” promotion to see Boise State play Hawaii over Thanksgiving.
“It’s a pretty great feeling when all your numbers start to match up,” Rowell said today. “I read the numbers in the paper on Sunday morning and couldn’t believe it. I started reading the numbers and looking at my ticket and then said, ‘Oh my god! Oh my god! Oh my god!’ My husband thought the dog had been run over.”
And while this was the third Wild Card jackpot winner out of the last five for Idaho, this was Rowell’s fifth big Lottery win.
• In October 2002, Rowell won a Dodge Ram Quad-cab pick-up truck through the Lottery’s “Bucks and Trucks” second chance scratch game promotion.
• In July 2004, Rowell hit lottery luck again when she won $15,000 playing as a contestant in the Lottery’s 15th Anniversary Game Show.
• Earlier in 2004 she won $1,500 on the 15th Anniversary scratch ticket.
• In 2005 she won a Pac-Man video arcade through another second chance draw.
When asked the secret to her lucky success, Rowell offered, “Well, I tell my husband he’s really lucky to have me.”
Rowell, a longtime employee of Canyon County, had planned to retire today before hitting it big. Her win just happened to be a coincidence.
“This is great because now I’ll be able to pay off my house,” she said.
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