A Brigham City family holding an Idaho Lottery ticket worth $1 million wasn't taking any chances while traveling to claim their winnings in Boise.
Sisters Cindy Flint and Carol Olsen, along with their mother, Donna Flint, made the nearly 300-mile trip to Idaho with their ticket locked in a fireproof safe.
Cindy Flint said she went a step further and slept with the safe in her hotel bed, according to a news release from a public relations firm that handles the lottery.
"I was not going to let this safe, or the ticket out of my sight," she said in the news release.
The women claimed their prize Monday.
Lottery spokesman David Workman said other winners have taken precautions, but the Flint family may be the first to arrive in the lobby of the Idaho Lottery headquarters with a safe in tow.
The women bought their ticket at a store in Franklin, Idaho, near the Utah border.
On Wednesday, the trio matched all five numbers, but did not match the Powerball number itself, on their winning ticket.
The ticket had a Power Play option, a choice made for $1 extra when they bought the ticket, raising the value of the win from $600,000 to $1 million.
"I thought my ticket was only worth $600,000," Cindy Flint said. "When they told me it was worth a million dollars, I thought I was going to be sick."
According to the news release, the Flint sisters also won Power Ball in 2008 on a ticket they purchased at the same store that sold them their latest winning ticket.
"That money, well, it went down the sewer and out the vents," Cindy Flint laughed.
"I replaced all the plumbing under the house and bought a new furnace and air conditioner."
This time however, the three had plans to meet with their accountant first.
Then Carol Olsen said she will pay off her house. Cindy Flint said she'd put money aside for retirement or her "just-in-case fund."
Donna Flint said she will get two scooters, a tractor for her farm and put the rest into her retirement funds.