Coeur d'Alene couple wins $310,000 house in NIC Foundation's Really BIG Raffle

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2018 NIC Foundation Really BIG Raffle winner Terry Pennington holds the lucky ticket while his wife, Anjelique, shakes the hand of NIC Carpentry and Construction Technology Instructor Matt Piekarski, who headed up the team of students that built the house. NIC President Rick MacLennan, far left, and NIC Foundation Board President Jody Azevedo, congratulate the Coeur d’Alene couple Wednesday. 

Terry and Anjelique Pennington, from Coeur d’Alene, won a home appraised at $310,000 at the NIC Foundation’s Really BIG Raffle 25th anniversary drawing Wednesday. The winning ticket for the Greenstone Homes’ neighborhood house was drawn in front of a crowd of about 2,000 behind the Edminster Student Union Building. For the first time in recent memory, the house winners were on hand to receive the good news in person.

“I called into work and joked that I’d be a little late because I had to win a house,” said Anjelique, who works as a certified nursing assistant at Hospice of North Idaho. “Turns out I wasn’t joking.”

Cash and prizes totaling $350,000 were given away at the annual event, including the house, which was built by NIC Carpentry and Construction Technology students.

“For 25 years our community has supported this wonderful event with the proceeds directly benefiting NIC students through scholarships and program assistance,” said NIC Foundation Executive Director Rayelle Anderson. “Not only is it for a good cause, it’s always a lot of fun.”

Winners of the first, second, third and fourth place prizes can apply the cash value to the prize of their choice, and did not need to be present to win.

This year’s winners were:

Grand prize $310,000 house— Anjelique Pennington, of Coeur d’Alene, with ticket #440.

First place $20,000 Prize of Choice—Steven West, of Post Falls, with ticket #2449.

Second place $10,000 Prize of Choice —Gordon Kannegaard, of Spokane Valley, with ticket #240.

Third place $3,500 Prize of Choice —Norm Boehnke, of Spokane, with ticket #3748.

Fourth place $2,000 Prize of Choice —Michael Edmiston, of Lynnwood, Wash., with ticket #2854.

Those who purchased tickets by April 30 also qualified to win two early-bird prizes of $1,000 Costco Gift Cards. The gift cards were won by Marjorie Peak, of Hayden, with ticket #2696, and Karl and Loretta Hartman, of Coeur d’Alene, with ticket #3055.

In addition, 25 bonus prizes were also given away. The revenue generated by the raffle greatly enhances the NIC Foundation’s ability to support students in their pursuit of a quality education. 

Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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