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Rexburg man’s wife retires after he wins big in the Powerball

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Brent Camphouse | Idaho Lottery

REXBURG — A Rexburg man won big this week playing Powerball and now his wife plans to retire.

The Idaho Lottery said Brent Camphouse matched four of the first five numbers and won $150,000. Camphouse is referred to as “The Maverik Man” by his wife and employees of the convenience store on Main Street in Rexburg because of his frequent and “faithful” appearance.

“I checked my winning numbers on the Lottery’s website. I sure was happy I had PowerPlay,” Camphouse said in a news release. Camphouse traveled to Boise with his wife and grandson to pick up his prize at lottery offices.

With the win, Camphouse’s wife decided to retire from her part-time job and enjoy retirement alongside her husband.

“I don’t even think my boss believes me,” she said in a news release.

The Idaho Lottery says another ticket purchased in the Gem State also matched all four of the first five numbers and is worth $100,000. The winner has not yet claimed their prize and has the winning numbers of 4, 9, 17, 27, 38. The Powerball was 18 and the PowerPlay multiplier for the draw was 2X. Saturday’s jackpot sits at $238 million.

Lottery players are still picking winning tickets but won’t be for long after the legislature killed a bill that would have allowed more foreign participation in lotteries.

Currently, Idaho Law only allows lotteries in the state played by people in the U.S. and Canada, according to the Associated Press. Australia will join the Powerball in 2021 and Britain in 2022, and Idaho lawmakers had concerns over foreign participation.

The last day Powerball tickets will be sold in Idaho is Aug. 23. Lottery officials say Powerball generates about $28 million in sales annually in the state and schools receive about $14 million per year.

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