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RENTON WOMAN WALKS INTO SAFEWAY FOR A COKE, LEAVES WITH WINNING POWERBALL® TICKET

Renton resident Karen Guilbeault is $50,000 richer after she stopped by Safeway (9620 28th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126) for a soft drink during her bowling tournament at Roxbury Lanes.

“The line to check out at Safeway was so long and the Powerball Jackpot was so high that I figured I’d purchase a ticket while my husband and I were waiting,” said Guilbeault.

The winner told Washington’s Lottery officials she didn’t check the ticket until the following Saturday when she was at work. “I was looking for a stick of gum in my purse when I found the ticket I purchased at the bottom of my bag,” said Guilbeault. “I saw all my numbers matched except for the fourth one, so I thought I had won maybe $1,000, but not $50,000!”

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TRIP TO LOCAL APPLE BARREL TURNS INTO $50,000 LOTTERY WIN FOR YAKIMA RESIDENT

A quick stop to Apple Barrel (2021 Fruitvale Blvd, Yakima, WA 98902) turned into a $50,000 Lottery win for Yakima resident Josefina Daniel, after she decided to play a game of “Fruit Explosion” Scratch.

“I saw the little fruit on the ticket and thought it was cute, so I decided to play,” said Daniel. “When I got home and scratched my ticket, I didn’t think I’d won as much as I did. It wasn’t until I took my ticket back to the store that I found out it was a big winner!”

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SPOKANE LOTTERY WINNER PLANS TO DONATE PORTION OF $100,000 PRIZE TO LOCAL UNION GOSPEL MISSION

Spokane resident Ge Vue is planning to give back to his family and the community after winning $100,000 from a Powerball® ticket he purchased at Fred Meyer (400 S Thor St, Spokane, WA 99202) for theFebruary 25 drawing.

“I was taking my son to soccer practice when I stopped by the gas station to check my ticket,” said Vue. “When I found out I won, I kept thinking ‘Wow, how did this happen?’ I called my wife immediately and showed her the ticket as soon as I got home.”

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MUKILTEO COUPLE PLANS ALASKAN CRUISE AFTER $200,000 HIT 5 WIN

A man from Mukilteo is planning a vacation to Alaska after a trip to a local Shell (10900 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo, WA 98275) led to a $200,000 Hit 5 win.

“I was waiting in the car when my wife ran into the store to check the ticket,” said the man. “She saw all the zeros and thought we won $20,000, but then realized it was $200,000. It’s still hard to imagine!”

After a celebratory lobster dinner, the couple plans to use their prize money on a cruise to Alaska. “We’ve been several times, but we’re looking forward to walking down the streets again,” said the man. “We’ve also always wanted to visit Sitka, so now is the perfect time to do it.”

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