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Mike Jolgen of Maple Valley is celebrating a $50,000 lottery win after playing “$25,000,000 Extravaganza” Scratch. He purchased the winning ticket from a Renton Albertsons (3925 236th AVE NE).

The winner shared that when he first scratched the ticket, he had to sit and look at it for about 30 minutes before he could believe it was real. He then shared his news with his sister who was just as amazed and overjoyed as he was.

“The most exciting part was driving to the lottery office to turn in the ticket,” said Jolgen, “I was almost nervous, but an excited nervous.

Jolgen told lottery officials that he enjoys playing Scratch games and tends to play at the same store every time. He has won playing Scratch before, but he admits this is the largest prize he’s ever won.

The winner plans to use the money to pay off his recently purchased RV and the remaining money will go towards his retirement account.

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


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 or join our online community on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @walottery.

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Brittany Mann (Curator on behalf of Washington’s Lottery)