Lotto and Quinto players may get a third chance to strike it rich each week.
The Washington Lottery Commission will meet at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport today to consider adding a drawing on Mondays for the flagship Lotto and Quinto games.
Presently, drawings are conducted on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
If approved, the new rule would take effect immediately.
Ceil Buddeke, legal counsel for the Lottery Commission, hopes the extra draw day will increase player interest and revenue for the state.
"We're always looking at the bottom line," Buddeke said.
The five-member commission will decide if adding the extra day will be beneficial.
Seung Choi, who owns Hewitt Market at 1705 Hewitt Ave. in Everett, hopes a Monday drawing will increase sales.
"Maybe with more drawings, the same people who come in two times every week will come in one more time," he said as he stood next to his store's Lotto machine Wednesday night.
Jackie Floberg, 46, of Everett now buys a Lotto ticket once a week. "If they offered an extra day, I might buy it just to get the extra chance," she said.
But Gabriel Rothstein, 29, an attorney who works in Everett, said he'll stick to Mega Millions - which has a higher jackpot - no matter what the Lottery Commission does.
"I only buy the bigger one," he said. "I want to win it all, or nothing."
Both Lotto and Quinto are draw games. In order to win, players' tickets must match numbers in Lotto or cards in Quinto. Tickets cost $1.
Since its creation in 1982, the lottery has generated $2.1 billion in revenue for state programs. Education receives the majority of the money. Portions also go to support the two sport stadiums in Seattle.
Lottery tickets are sold in about 3,500 supermarkets, convenience stores and other businesses around the state.
A computer analysis by The Herald found that Snohomish County generates the third-highest amount of lottery revenue in the state, about $52 million in 2003. That same analysis determined the statewide average of spending on lottery game tickets is about $80 a person per year.
Lotto and Quinto are two of seven games offered.