Kennewick man wins lottery for fifth time

By the Tri-City HeraldMay 15, 2014 

KENNEWICK -- A Kennewick man has won the lottery for the fifth time in four years.

Jeremiah Faith, a daily Washington's Lottery player, has been on a winning streak since 2010, claiming $290,000 in prizes.

"I play to win," the retired railroad worker said.

Faith won $10,002 playing Match 4 on a ticket he bought April 26 at the Kennewick Yoke's Fresh Market. He claimed his prize April 28.

Faith also won big twice last May. He won $10,008 on May 4, 2013, and $10,040 on May 5, 2013.

He also won $10,000 playing Match 4 in March 2013, and a $250,000 Mega Millions prize May 7, 2010.

Faith said he doesn't have any superstitions or good luck charms, but he seems to have identified the right times of the week and month to play.

"I play every day, but so far I usually only win on Friday, Saturday and Sundays," he told Lottery officials.

Faith said he normally wins toward the end of each month.

When it comes to picking the four numbers for the Match 4 game, he said he normally plays the same numbers each time.

"I like some numbers more than others, but if one number isn't working, I'm not afraid to change it," he said.

When asked what it's like to win the Lottery so often, he said it's all about staying positive.

"I think to myself, 'The Lottery is there for anybody to win.' Anyone can win, you just have to believe you can," he said.

With his previous winnings, he was able to return to one of his favorite hobbies: rebuilding old cars. Faith was able to refurbish his 1964 T-Bird.

As for his future plans, he's going to keep playing.

"I'm going to see how many times I can win. I wouldn't mind winning Mega Millions or Powerball," he said.

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