Friday, January 29, 2016
|7-11 at 185th and Ashworth in Shoreline|
A Shoreline woman is now $50,000 richer thanks to a gut feeling at the cash register that directed her to play a different Washington’s Lottery Scratch game.
The woman stopped at her local 7-Eleven, 1232 N 185th St, Shoreline 98133, with what she told Lottery officials was a lucky feeling about a certain Scratch game.
When she came to the counter to purchase the ticket, she was told the store was sold out and she had to choose a different game to play. At the last minute, she decided on “Jackpot Riches,” and that was the big winner!
The winner jokingly told to Lottery officials that it seems like every time she plays a game she didn’t plan on playing, she ends up winning something.
The store is one of the Lucky Lottery stores, one of the top ten winning stores in 2014 (see previous story).
The winner is a superstitious lottery player with a particular process for picking her games. If she wins any money playing Scratch, she’ll use those winnings to purchase another ticket of the same game, but only when the feeling is right. The winner said her husband gifted her $30 worth of Scratch tickets and it took her a year to use them all because she only played when she had a good feeling.
The winner shared big plans for her prize. After a celebratory dinner at Azteca, she and her family expect to use the remaining money as a down payment for a house in Shoreline.
Proceeds from Washington’s Lottery benefit the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account, providing grants to college students statewide. Learn more about Washington’s Lottery, its beneficiaries and to review all up-to-date winning numbers here.