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COLLEGE STUDENT WINS $150,000 WHILE VISITING FAMILY IN SEATTLE

An out-of-state college student returned to Washington this week to claim a $150,000 Hit 5 prize from the July 16 drawing, which he won while visiting his family in Seattle. The winner purchased his ticket from a local Fred Meyer (13000 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98125).

“I had no intention of buying the ticket when I walked into the store,” said the winner. “But as I was walking out I figured, ‘let’s play today.’”

A former Seattle resident, the winner is now a college student living in New York, so he plans to use a portion of the money to pay off student loans. Then, he said he plans to cross “visit Paris” off his bucket list, as it’s been a longtime travel dream of his to visit the Eifel Tower. Any remaining money will be put in the bank.

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LAKEWOOD MAN SCORES SECOND $50,000 LOTTERY WIN

A man from Lakewood is celebrating his second $50,000 Washington’s Lottery prize after purchasing a winning “$500,000 Jewel Jackpot” Scratch ticket from Nisqually Market (11741 Pacific Highway Southwest, Lakewood, WA 98499).

“I still can’t believe I won,” said the winner. “And not just once, but twice!”

The winner told Lottery officials he used the money from his last $50,000 win to purchase a Dodge Charger for himself. This time, he plans to buy his wife a new Honda Accord. He also promised his daughter that he would repaint her bedroom pink.

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LAKE STEVENS MAN PLANS TO DONATE A PORTION OF $1 MILLION LOTTERY WIN TO CHARITY

A man from Lake Stevens was watching TV while checking the July 30 Powerball drawing results when he found out he won $1 million. The man purchased his winning ticket from Haggen (8915 Market Place, Lake Stevens, WA 98258).

“When I found out I was a winner, I was in disbelief,” said the man. “I checked the ticket a few more times, then ran into the bedroom to wake up my wife because she was already asleep. She read the winning numbers and hopped right out of bed!”

The winner told Washington’s Lottery officials there are a number of things he plans to do with his prize money, but the most important to him is donating some money to charity.

“If an individual has the opportunity to do something good, they should,” said the winner. “It’s something I want to do and I feel great about it!”

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KAPOWSIN MAN PLANS TO BUILD DREAM HOME AFTER WINNING $230,000 PLAYING HIT 5

Patrick Dirk is ready to build the house he and his wife have been dreaming of after winning a $230,000 cashpot from the Hit 5 drawing on Wednesday, July 27. The winner purchased his ticket the day of the drawing from a local Safeway (10105 224th St E, Graham, WA 98338).

“I went online to the Washington’s Lottery website to check my ticket and freaked my wife out because I kept saying, ‘No way,’” said Dirk. “I told her we won $230,000 and she stopped her show to check the numbers herself. She couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw them all match up!”

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