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Bigfork couple hits lottery jackpot

May 16, 2019 GMT

HELENA : Terry Lewis knew something was up when her husband went into Papa’s Woods Bay Market : and didn’t come out.

She was sitting in their car in the parking lot of the Bigfork gas station and convenience store. Her husband, Steven Lewis, had gone in to check their Montana Lottery tickets. The gas station sign was flashing “CONGRATS! CONGRATS!” because someone who bought a Big Sky Bonus ticket there had won the 14,869 on April 11 playing Shake A Day. Stevenson bought his winning ticket at Trappers Saloon in Eureka.

Cheryl Thompson of Kalispell won 1.2 million in prizes since April 5 : an average of more than $29,000 every day.