A Renton man is celebrating a $200,000 lottery win after playing “Big Money” Scratch from a Renton 7-Eleven (17615 108th Ave SE).
The winner told lottery officials that this is only his second time ever playing the lottery, which makes this win even more exciting. When he first realized he won, he shared the news with his mother, who thought he was playing an early April Fool’s Day joke.
“It feels like I’ve barely slept in the last three days. I’ve just been staring at the ticket afraid that I’ll wake up and it will all be a dream,” he said.
The man plans to use his winnings to surprise each of his family members with special gifts. He intends to buy both of his parents a new car, and a gift for each of his siblings that he is still deciding on.
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)