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Zachary Michael, a Tacoma resident, is ready to tie the knot after an unplanned Scratch purchase from 7-Eleven (3922 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404) made him $250,000 richer.

Michael has big plans for his prize money, which includes purchasing a ring for his girlfriend and planning a wedding in Las Vegas. “I haven’t planned it all out yet, but we’ve been talking about getting married for a while and now we can finally make those dreams a reality.”

Michael also told Washington’s Lottery officials he plans to cross some items off his bucket list, but isn’t quite sure which ones he’ll tackle first. He shared that he simply plans to spend the next few days relaxing and soaking up the reality of his win.

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


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.

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Erin Brown (Curator on behalf of Washington’s Lottery)
Office: 206.971.0707