A woman from Mount Vernon is celebrating a $200,000 win after playing “Holiday Countdown” Scratch. She purchased her ticket during the holiday season from the Haggen’s in Mount Vernon (2601 E Davidson St).
“When I first scratched the ticket, I was excited because I thought I won $200, but once I realized it was actually $200,000 I couldn’t even believe it was real.”
The woman told lottery officials that she enjoys playing Scratch and typically likes to choose a different game each time. She says that she was drawn to this game in particular because it was a much bigger ticket than all of the other games so it caught her eye.
The winner plans to celebrate by putting her money directly into savings so that she can start looking for houses.
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 and Instagram @walottery.
Brittany Mann (Curator on behalf of Washington’s Lottery)