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BELLEVUE MAN SAILS INTO SUMMER WITH BRAND NEW BOAT FROM WASHINGTON’S LOTTERY

After selling his family’s six-person boat a year ago, Bellevue resident and boat lover Ryan Inman attended the Seattle Boat Show on Saturday, January 28 in search of a new, bigger boat that would allow him to entertain his extended family.

While at the Boat Show, Inman bought $10 in Scratch tickets and received one entry for Washington’s Lottery’s drawing to win a Starcraft Pontoon EX 23 R. Inman went home and scratched his tickets and was thrilled to see he won $20. “The drawing was the farthest thing from my mind after we got home,” said the winner.

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SPOKANE MAN PLANS TO USE $270,000 LOTTERY WIN TO SUPPORT Ukrainian orphanages

A man from Spokane is celebrating his recent $270,000 Hit 5 win with his family and closest friends around the dinner table.

The winner purchased his winning ticket from Fred Meyer (400 South Thor St. Spokane, WA 99202) for the Oct. 10 drawing using his own, personal numbers.

“This win is exciting because we’ve had dreams and plans that we now get to revisit, and can maybe accomplish sooner,” said the winner. “For now, we’ll use the money for practical things, but this frees up funds for exciting things down the road.”

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GRAND COULEE MAN TO USE $5 MILLION LOTTO WIN TO CELEBRATE HIS 40TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

Grand Coulee resident Earl “Ray” McDonald claimed his $5 million Lotto win just in time for an important life event: His 40th wedding anniversary.

“I don’t have anything grand planned yet, but it’s coming up and we’ll definitely use the prize to celebrate our anniversary,” said McDonald.

McDonald purchased his ticket for the drawing on Nov. 28, 2016 from the Holiday Station Store in Spokane Valley (411 No. Pines Rd. Spokane, Wa 99206). He told Lottery officials he used the Quick Pick feature to select his numbers for this win, although in the past he’s played various combination of family member’s birthdates.

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HAWAIIAN VACATION IN SIGHT FOR $170,000 LOTTERY WINNER

James Richards and his wife, both Kennewick residents, will soon be packing their bags for the Hawaiian Islands thanks to his $170,000 Hit 5 Cashpot win.

“We’ve been married for more than 40 years and have been wanting to go to Hawaii for a while, and now we can go!” said Richards. “I realized I won about a week after the drawing, but we’ve been snowed in and I couldn’t drive to the Lottery office. Hawaii is a nice change from the snow we’ve been having.”

The winner purchased his winning ticket on Dec. 12 from a Kennewick Circle K (4201 West 27th Avenue, Kennewick, Washington 99338) and chose his numbers using Lottery’s Quick Pick feature.

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POWER CRUISE™ PROMOTION OFFERS POWERBALL PLAYERS CHANCE TO WIN EXCLUSIVE CARIBBEAN VACATION

25 Cruise Packages Up for Grabs in Washington as Part of a National Powerball® Promotion

OLYMPIA, WA. – Washington’s Lottery players can enter Powerball® tickets February 5 through March 31 for a shot at winning a Caribbean Powerball® Power Cruise Vacation Packages. Depart from Tampa, Florida and sail to Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico. The five-night cruise onboard Royal Caribbean International’s adventure-packed ship, Brilliance of the Seas®, will set sail on January 15, 2018, giving trip winners plenty of time to plan for their vacations.

“At Washington’s Lottery, we strive to give our players experiences they can’t purchase anywhere,” said Randy Warick, the assistant director of marketing at Washington’s Lottery. “Power Cruise™ will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that the lucky Washingtonian winners will tell their friends and family about for years to come.”

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TACOMA LOTTERY WINNER PLANS TO SURPRISE WIFE WITH $70,000 SCRATCH WIN AND PAY OFF HOME

A Tacoma resident is all smiles after a recent trip to the Country Boy Market (5522 McKinley Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404) with his brother and cousin that led to a $70,000 Scratch win.

The winner told Washington’s Lottery officials he had played “Hot Card” Scratch once before and won a small prize, so when he saw at the store, he decided to play again.

“We all just about screamed when we saw my ticket was a winner,” said the man.

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