Vonda Foster of Kalispell claimed a $100,000 Scratch top prize while playing “$100,000 Montana Silver” with a ticket purchased at the Town Pump on U.S. Highway 2 in Kalispell.
Foster, who works as a cook at the veteran’s home, was so excited to play she had to scratch off her tickets on the way home. After she verified that she won the top prize, Foster started alerting all of her family members. Foster enjoys playing both Scratch and Lottery games but this is her first big Lottery win.
Foster plans to seek out advice from a financial adviser before making any large purchases, but she had already planned a couple vacations and the winnings will help pay for them. She reminds other players to “play responsibly.”
The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid over $483 million in prizes and returned approximately $217 million to the State of Montana.
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