WASHINGTON'S LOTTERY NEWS RELEASE – What would you do if you found out you made a $1 add-on purchase that turned into $1 million? That’s exactly what happened for one lucky person in Kennewick. This lucky winner bought a Powerball ticket for the July 7 drawing worth $2, but purchased the extra $1 Power Play option, which ultimately doubled their prize from $1 million to $2 million!
“This is Washington’s first Powerball winner who purchased the Power Play option and doubled their second tier jackpot to $2 million since the game changed to $2 a ticket in January,” explained Arlen Harris, Communications Director for Washington’s Lottery.
This lucky winner has a lot to think about. One thing on their mind is likely what they should do with the money. Some fun summer activities they could spend their winnings on include:
• 6,688 Tri-Cities Dust Devils season tickets.
• More than 166,000 rounds of golf at the Columbia Parks golf course in Kennewick.
• More than 1.3 million pounds of u-pick Bing or Rainier cherries at local cherry farms.
• Take the entire population (253,340) of the Tri-Cities to the movies to see see “The Dark Knight Rises” when it opens on July 20.
• Float the Spokane River with all (28,313) of the undergraduate students at Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University and Washington State University combined.
For all Lottery draw games, customers have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prizes.
This player has until January 3, 2013 to claim their prize. Winning ticket holders should always sign the back of their tickets and keep them in a secure place until they can come to a regional Washington’s Lottery office to claim their prize.
For more information on Washington’s Lottery winners, visit www.walottery.com.