A trip to Safeway (6850 Bothell Way NE, Kenmore, WA 98028) has Kenmore resident Donna Zueger packing her suitcase for the Bahamas, after she purchased a Hit 5 ticket for the drawing on Saturday, May 20 and won.
Zueger took home half of the $170,000 Cashpot and the remaining $85,000 went to a man from Everett. When multiple players win the same Cashpot, the prize money is split evenly between the winners.
“I just want to cry because the feeling is so incredible,” said Zueger. “I thought maybe I’d won $100, but $85,000 is unreal!”
The winner’s mother and sister are going on a 10-day cruise to the Bahamas in September and Zueger plans to put her prize money toward relaxing with them on the water. Zeuger is also expecting a new grandbaby in August and plans to use her prize money to dote on him once he’s born.
Proceeds from Washington’s Lottery benefit the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account, providing grants to college students statewide. To learn more about Washington’s Lottery, its beneficiaries and to review all up-to-date winning numbers, please visit www.walottery.com.
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 www.walottery.com or join our online community on Facebook at www.facebook.com/walottery and follow us on Twitter @walottery.
Erin Brown (Curator on behalf of Washington’s Lottery)