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Custodian cleans up in Idaho lottery
December 3, 2007

Photo: Jerry Eveland in a hallway at Streit-Perham Hall. (Photo by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services).

For many years, Jerry Eveland has used what he calls his “system” for playing the lottery. Once a week, he buys three $1 lottery tickets, selecting numbers randomly generated by the game’s computer, as he commutes between his home in Potlatch, Idaho, and his job as a custodian at Streit-Perham Hall on the Pullman campus. 

On Oct. 15, his system paid off big time.

Eveland won $200,000 from the Idaho Powerball Lottery.

“I was stunned,” … » More …