Posted: Dec 26, 2012 3:44 PM by MTN News
HELENA - A Bigfork man has claimed a $30,000 Montana Cash jackpot Wednesday with a ticket purchased at Smith's Food & Drug in Kalispell.
Joseph Bednarczyk said he and his wife purchase "The Works" every week, and they previously won a $1,300 prize. The $30,000 win came as a complete surprise to the couple. Joseph's wife was the first to know, as she stumbled across the numbers in the paper, double-checked them online and checked the numbers in the paper again.
"I couldn't believe it!" she said. "I still can't believe it."
Joseph noted that they both recently retired, and so this win came at the perfect time for them to enjoy it. The Bednarczyks plan to take a trip to Alaska to vacation and go gold-panning.
The Montana Cash jackpot for Wednesday's drawing is $20,000.