With $50 in hand from a previous Scratch victory, a woman from Marysville decided to purchase one more “Lucky 7s” ticket and ended up with the $70,000 top prize. She purchased the winning ticket at a local Fred Meyer (9925 State Ave).
“When I first realized I won, I was just in utter shock” shared the winner. “My husband didn’t believe it at first either, but once he figured out I wasn’t joking around, he was just as excited as I was.”
The winner told lottery officials that since she and her husband are huge Seahawks fans, the best way to celebrate this win is to buy a new TV for the upcoming season. This way they can be game ready and enjoy every Seahawks win.
The Marysville couple plans to spend their remaining winnings on an annual trip they take to Las Vegas. Each year, the couple returns to take a photo in front of the “Las Vegas” sign, where they were first married almost four years ago.
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Brittany Mann (Curator on behalf of Washington’s Lottery)