Press Release

Eric Kyle

February 23, 2005


BOISE Eric Kyle woke up this morning to the noon news broadcast saying someone in Boise won $18.7 million on a Powerball ticket at Big Smoke. Eric woke up his roommate and screamed I won the Lottery! Though his roommate thought it was a joke earlier, once in the Idaho Lottery offices everyone knew it was the truth.

The 22-year-old manager of Boise's Copper Kitchen has 60 days to decide if he wants to take the 29-year (30 payment) annuity option or the lump sum cash option, which would yield $10,397,024.

Kyle matched all 5 white numbers and the red Powerball number to win the top prize. The winning numbers were 4, 10, 15, 48, 51 and the Powerball was 13.


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