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Lucky Strike! Washington's Lottery Announces Luckiest Stores in Southwest Washington

Fred Meyer and Village Pantry Top the List

With St. Patrick's Day approaching, Washington's Lottery is helping The Evergreen State find the end of the rainbow. Each year Washington’s Lottery announces its "Luckiest Stores"–the retail locations that have sold the most tickets worth prizes over $1,000 in 2012 - for six regions around the state: Puget Sound, Olympic Peninsula, Eastern Washington, Southwest Washington, Tri-Cities, and Central Washington.

The Fred Meyer at 16600 Southeast McGillivray Boulevard in Vancouver is the "Luckiest Store" in the Southwest Washington area with 9 big wins.

Lyle's Village Pantry at 10709 NE Highway 99 in Vancouver is new to the list this year. The store tied for 4th place with 5 big wins. "The last big win at our store was in November. A person won $20,000 from a Scratch ticket," said Jackie Johnson, Store Manager. "I think it's nice that we're on the list. We sell out of Scratch tickets often here, and I’m always ordering more!"

The top 10 “Luckiest Stores” in Southwest Washington are:
  • 9 Big Wins: Fred Meyer at 16600 Southeast McGillivray Boulevard in Vancouver
  • 8 Big Wins: Village Pantry at 610 Northeast 99th Street in Vancouver
  • 8 Big Wins: Safeway at 411 Three Rivers Drive in Kelso
  • 6 Big Wins: Safeway at 1129 Harrison Avenue in Centralia
  • 6 Big Wins: Toads Express and Deli Mart at 1155 Hoffman Street in Woodland
  • 6 Big Wins: Fred Meyer at 11325 Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard in Vancouver
  • 6 Big Wins: Fred Meyer at 3184 Ocean Beach Highway in Longview
  • 6 Big Wins: Little General Food Store at 127 East 4th Street in LA Center
  • 5 Big Wins: Lyle's Village Pantry at 10709 Northeast Highway 99 in Vancouver
  • 5 Big Wins: Oscar’s at 4901 Northeast St. Johns Road in Vancouver

To learn more about Washington’s Lottery and for all up-to-date winning numbers, please visit

WASHINGTON'S LOTTERY: Since 1982, Washington's Lottery has generated more than $3 billion to support important state programs including the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account. Money in the Pathways Account goes toward helping students achieve their higher education dreams and supports early childhood education learning programs. The state's Lottery offers consumers several types of games: Mega Millions, Powerball, Lotto, Hit 5, Match 4, Daily Game, Daily Keno and Scratch. For more information, visit or join our online community on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @walottery.

Jennifer Carroll
(Curator on behalf of Washington's Lottery)
Office: (206) 454-3703
Cell: (206) 226-5237

Arlen Harris
(Communications, Washington’s Lottery)
Office: (360) 664-4808
Cell: (360) 790-7087