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LOTTERY WINNER SAYS $50,000 SCRATCH WIN WAS “JUST MEANT TO BE”

Portland resident, Joseph McEnroe, was grabbing a cup of coffee from Safeway (13023 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver, WA 98686) when he decided to purchase a “3 Wishes” Scratch ticket on a whim. To his surprise, the ticket turned out to be a winner worth $50,000.

“Honestly, I think this was just meant to be,” said McEnroe. “I was supposed to be golfing with my buddy, but my buddy’s wife got sick and he wasn’t able to make our tee time. I only went to Safeway because I needed to kill some time.”

McEnroe told Washington’s Lottery officials he hasn’t made a decision regarding how he plans to spend his prize money, but is thinking about planning a trip to Seattle with his wife.

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GRANITE FALLS RESIDENT WINS $180,000 USING FAMILY BIRTHDAYS AS NUMBER INSPIRATION

Choosing numbers has paid off for a man from Granite Falls, who recently won $180,000 playing the birthdays of his wife and children for the Hit 5 drawing on April 29. The man purchased his winning ticket from Morning Side Grocery (9118 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115).

“I don’t play often, but when I do, I always use my family’s birthdays as numbers,” said the winner. “I remember checking the website the following Sunday and freaking out when I saw the winning numbers. I kept thinking ‘I hope I played this recent drawing.’”

To the man’s delight, he played and won. The winner told Washington’s Lottery officials he plans to use the money to take his family on a summer vacation to Park City, Utah. “We’ll visit family while there, but also just enjoy being tourists,” said the man. A new car is also in order for the winner’s wife.

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BUCKLEY WOMAN GOES ON WORK BREAK, RETURNS $70,000 RICHER

A Buckley woman went from lunch break to car shopping after she won $70,000 playing “Wild 7s” Scratch. The winner purchased her ticket from the local Burnett Store (14204 WA-165, Buckley, WA 98321).

“This is beyond my wildest dreams,” said the winner. “I’ve really been wanting a new car, but didn’t want to look because I knew it wasn’t going to happen any time soon. This win puts a new car in sight!”

The winner told Washington’s Lottery officials she won’t be the only family member reaping the automobile benefits from her recent Scratch win. She plans to help her sons fix up their cars as well.

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BONNEY LAKE MAN PLANS TO TAKE GRANDKIDS TO DISNEYLAND WITH $75,000 SCRATCH WIN

Bonney Lake resident, Gale Johnson, was getting ready to go camping with his wife when he stopped by Safeway (21301 Washington 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391) for some popcorn. As he was leaving, he purchased a “Gold & Silver Jackpot” Scratch ticket, which turned out to be a $75,000 winner.

“I can’t wait to take my grandbabies on a trip to Disneyland,” said Johnson. “It’s been 10 years since I’ve taken a major vacation and I want my next one to be with the family.”

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PORT ORCHARD WOMAN USES LOTTERY WIN TO CELEBRATE HER FATHER’S MEMORY

A celebratory lunch is in order for a woman from Port Orchard after winning $50,000 from a “High Roller” Scratch ticket she purchased from 7-Eleven (1800 Mile Hill Dr, Port Orchard, WA 98366). The lunch won’t be in celebration of her first-time Lottery win, but instead will be in honor of her father.

“My dad passed away a year ago today, so my aunt and I are going to use this prize money to go to lunch and celebrate his life,” said the winner. “We were extremely close and he’d be so excited about this win.”

When asked how she plans to spend her prize money, the woman told Washington’s Lottery officials she plans to put the majority of it into savings. The money will later go toward purchasing a new house in Port Orchard.

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