A woman from Arlington, Washington, experienced an unforgettable birthday when she clinched a $150,000 win in the “Hit 5” lottery game.
The lucky winner, who frequently participated in Washington’s Lottery, engaged in the “Hit 5” game where players choose five numbers between 1 and 42 or opt for a computer-generated selection. The prize amount increases with more matching numbers, and each play costs $1, as outlined in a Washington’s Lottery press release.
Although the woman’s identity and ticket purchase location remain undisclosed by Washington’s Lottery, it is known that, on the eve of her birthday, she purchased two tickets with randomly generated numbers using the “QuickPick” feature.
The following day, upon checking her tickets, the woman discovered that she had secured the $150,000 cash prize, according to Washington’s Lottery. Excitedly, she shared the news with a close friend and invited them to lunch to celebrate.
Intent on using her winnings to settle bills and pamper her cherished dog, Beau, the fortunate birthday winner expressed her plans, as conveyed by lottery officials.
Established in 1982, Washington’s Lottery has contributed over $5.0 billion to support vital state programs, including the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account, which aids in funding college tuition for residents. Additionally, the lottery allocates about a quarter of the state’s annual budget for the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program.