Bigfork Man Claims $30,000 Lottery Jackpot

Joseph Bednarczyk bought the ticket at Smith's Food & Drug in Kalispell

HELENA – A Bigfork man has claimed a $30,000 jackpot from the Montana Lottery.

Lottery officials say Joseph Bednarczyk claimed the Montana Cash jackpot Wednesday with a ticket bought at Smith’s Food & Drug in Kalispell.

Bednarczyk says he and his wife recently retired and they are planning to take a vacation to Alaska and go gold panning.