N. Idaho home goes to E. Wash. woman in raffle
Thursday, July 14, 2011
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- The keys to a new house in northern Idaho valued at $250,000 will go to a 72-year-old eastern Washington woman.
Donna Wallar of Ephrata, Wash., won the home during a raffle Wednesday.
Carpentry students at North Idaho College built the house in Coeur d'Alene and it was raffled off to raise money for scholarships and other programs. About 5,000 tickets were sold at $100 each.
Wallar told KXLY-TV she hasn't decided what she'll do with the new home. It sits about 150 miles east of her current residence in Ephrata, a town that has proven somewhat lucky.
A man bought one of two winning tickets in a $380 million Mega Millions lottery at a supermarket in Ephrata and earlier this year claimed half of the second largest jackpot in history.