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A CHANGE OF PLANS PAYS BIG FOR WENATCHEE WOMAN WHO WON $190,000 HIT 5 CASHPOT

A woman from Wenatchee is celebrating after she won $190,000 playing Hit 5. She purchased her winning ticket at a local Plaza Super Jet (106 Okanogan Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801) for the drawing on Nov. 4. “I wrote down the numbers from special dates and anniversaries in my family, but left the paper at home so I ended up just using QuickPick,” said the winner. “It’s a good thing I forgot it!”

The winner would love to celebrate her $190,000 Hit 5 win by heading to The Big Apple for a Broadway show. It has been a longtime dream of hers to see the musical “Jersey Boys” on stage.

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35 YEARS AGO TODAY, WASHINGTON’S LOTTERY SOLD ITS FIRST LOTTERY TICKET

Today, Washington’s Lottery celebrates 35 years of inspiring Washington’s imagination. The first Washington’s Lottery ticket was sold on November 15, 1982. More than three decades later, Washington’s Lottery continues to provide people with innovative, fun games and generate revenue to benefit people and communities across the state.

“Since 1982, Washington’s Lottery has paid more than $8.4 billion in prizes to winners across the state and retailers have made $856.2 million in sales commissions,” said Kathi Patnode, Marketing Operations Manager for Washington’s Lottery. “In addition to that, we’ve generated more than $3 billion to support important state programs such as the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account, helping students achieve their higher education dreams. Those numbers are something to celebrate and we look forward to many more years serving the people of Washington.”

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