A Kennewick woman recently won $100,000 playing Hit 5 with Washington’s Lottery.
The woman realized she won a couple weeks ago when she checked her ticket at a Washington’s Lottery retail location near her home in Kennewick. She has chosen to remain anonymous, according to lottery officials.
“I go there all the time and they know me. There was a lot of squealing from the ladies," she said.
After claiming her prize from Washington’s Lottery Yakima regional office, she celebrated by purchasing a root beer float for herself and an ice cream cone for each of her two dogs, a miniature schnauzer and a miniature German shepherd.
The retired registered nurse is now a pet sitter in Winthrop for about six months out of the year. She bought the ticket at Pardners, the Best Little Mini, in Winthrop.
The retail location will receive a $1,000 selling bonus.
“I’ve been a pet sitter for seven years and for 25 families. I do it for free except for gas each way. This is like payback for me,” she said.
She also plans to buy a new refrigerator and save for a new roof and heat pump.
The woman plays Washington’s Lottery Lotto, Mega Millions, Hit 5 and Powerball games regularly.
She’s also entered several other sweepstakes, winning a variety of prizes including a Chevy Silverado, titanium bicycle, trip to Hawaii and savings bonds.
She’s previously won $100 from Washington’s Lottery. “This can’t possibly be real,” she said of her first big win.