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Bothell man wins $200,000 in scratch game
A Bothell man recently won $200,000 playing Washington’s Lottery “Triple Black Cherry” scratch game.
The man realized he won Oct. 9 when he had bought and scratched a ticket at work. He’s a manager at the Washington’s Lottery retail location where he bought the ticket, the 7-Eleven at 20801 Bothell-Everett Highway in Bothell.
“I checked the numbers three times and then put it in my safe,” the man said through a Washington State Lottery release.
The man chose to keep his identity concealed.
He claimed his prize from the Everett Regional Office the next day on Oct. 10 and planned to reveal the news to his wife that evening.
“I want to surprise her, so I might take my wife to dinner and show her the check," he said. "She is pregnant with our first child, so we may use the money for our child.”
He also plans to invest some of his winnings.
The winner plays Washington’s Lottery regularly. He usually plays Lotto, Hit 5, Mega Millions and Powerball each week, and also plays Scratch occasionally. He told Lottery officials that he’s met several winners at the 7-Eleven where he works, including a man who won Match 4 three times in three weeks, but this is his first big win.
“I’m most excited because I can secure my life,” he said.
Proceeds from Washington’s Lottery benefit the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account, providing scholarships to college students statewide.