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Sultan Man Gets $50,000 April Fool's Day Surprise
April 19, 2017
(SULTAN, WA.) -- A Sultan man received an April Fool’s Day surprise when he decided to check a Powerball® ticket he purchased back in November 2016 and found out it was a $50,000 winner.
“I saw the ticket sitting by the window and realized I never checked it,” said the man who chose to remain anonymous in claiming his winnings. “I used the Washington’s Lottery app to scan the ticket, but when I saw it was a winner, I thought it was an April Fool’s Day prank!”
The winner told Washington’s Lottery officials he remembers buying the ticket while grocery shopping at the Red Apple in Sultan lcated at 807 W Stevens Avenue, according to a statement from the Lottery.
He bought the ticket for the Powerball® drawing on November 16.
“I’m so glad I checked the ticket before it expired,” said the winner. “If I had waited much longer, it might not have been worth $50,000."
After popping a bottle of champagne to celebrate his win, the man plans to use the prize money to pay off some bills, repair portions of his house and potentially buy a new hot tub.
Proceeds from Washington’s Lottery benefit the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account, providing grants to college students statewide.
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