Man changes his mind about suing Washington Lottery
The Kennewick, Washington, man says he has decided to back off plans to sue the Washington State Lottery Commission over a misleading scratch card game.
Ken Goldsmith raised objections with state lottery officials in June claiming the Red Hot 5s scratch card was misleading, giving many ticket holders, including himself, the impression they had won the $55,555 grand prize.
(See Washington man to fight state lottery; says new scratch card 'misleading', Lottery Post, June 17, 2013.)
Sep 2, 2013, 7:41 am - Lottery News forum
Washington man wins lottery twice in 24 hours
Talk about having a lucky day.
Cary Collings of Puyallup, Washington, had just such a day, when he won the lottery not once, but twice, within 24 hours.
The 61-year-old first won $55,555 in the Red Hot 5 s scratch-off ticket lottery on June 14.
Collings purchased his scratch card on Thursday as he filled up his car at the River Road Food Mart on River Road in Puyallup, Washington.
He scratched it off at the traffic lights and realized it was worth $55,555.
The next morning after c ...
Jun 19, 2013, 10:29 am - Lottery News forum
Washington man to fight state lottery; says new scratch card 'misleading'
A Kennewick, Washington, man plans to fight the Washington State Lottery in court over a scratch card payoff that didn't pan out.
Ken Goldsmith, 55, recently bought one of the newest scratch cards, Red Hot 5s, and thought he scored the top prize of $55,555 by matching one of the numbers.
But when he scanned the card at a lottery kiosk, it came up a loser.
I called the lottery office in Olympia to find out why it scanned a loser, but they knew what scratch card I was referring to before ...
Jun 17, 2013, 9:43 am - Lottery News forum
Washington Lottery looking for big winners
Two Washington residents have become millionaires and may not even know it, and if they haven't already lost their lottery tickets, they could be slow stepping forward to claim the winnings.
The winners have 180 days from the drawing to claim their money. There's $1 million waiting for a person who played Powerball in Bothell earlier this month. The winner of a $3.3 million lotto ticket bought in Lynnwood in March is out of luck after September.
Financial adviser Michael Boone said it migh ...
May 29, 2013, 2:16 pm - Lottery News forum
Washington Lottery published wrong numbers after raffle draw
Blames 'computer glitch'
A North Seattle man couldn't believe his eyes. His ticket in the lottery's Veteran's Raffle was a winner.
He checked the numbers, and then checked them again. I was so excited! I couldn't believe I had won the lottery! he said.
The problem is, he didn't. What he thought was a $1,000 winner was a dud.
I got up early and went to the lottery office, and they told me my ticket was invalid, he said.
Lottery officials say a computer glitch posted the wrong numb ...
Jan 3, 2013, 7:32 pm - Lottery News forum
Washington Gov. proposes privatizing state's lottery
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire on Thursday floated the idea of privatizing the state lottery system as a way to bring in more money for education.
I want to be clear: I am not proposing that the lottery expand gambling, Gregoire said at a news conference. Private-sector operation of the lottery would be the lottery that we have today.
She wants the Legislature to approve having the lottery solicit proposals from private vendors to run the operation.
The idea would be to see if the pri ...
Dec 16, 2011, 8:49 am - Lottery News forum
Millionaire janitor must leave the job he loves
Includes video report
After being elected to the Highline School Board, a millionaire janitor who won the Washington lottery must now step down from the job he loves and the teams he coaches.
For more than twenty years, Tyrone Curry has cleaned the grounds and coached the kids at the Evergreen campus, but this school custodian just beat the sitting school board president for a seat on the Highline District's School Board and must resign before swearing in next month.
Curry said he's coa ...
Nov 22, 2011, 8:35 am - Lottery News forum
Washington Gov. orders lottery to return Mercedes
Plans for a lottery promotion van in Washington have been scratched after Gov. Chris Gregoire ordered the the state lottery to take the Mercedes-Benz back to the dealer.
The lottery had big plans for the new lotto mobile, and planned to model it after a van used by Virginia to promote its state lottery.
(See $49,000 Mercedes is Washington Lottery's marketing tool, Lottery Post, Oct. 3, 2011.)
State lottery officials planned to drive the van to events across the state to boost sales of l ...
Oct 6, 2011, 5:46 pm - Lottery News forum
$49,000 Mercedes is Washington Lottery's marketing tool
Some folks may think it's just a new way for Washington's Lottery to take suckers for a ride.
That's not quite the agency mission, insists Lottery director Bill Hanson. So what is it?
Hanson said Friday the agency bought a $49,000 Mercedes Sprinter van as a marketing tool to boost Lottery ticket sales at the Puyallup Fair and other big festivals where it sets up for marketing.
He said it is an idea the agency dreamed up to boost revenues and help fill the state's yawning budget hole.
Oct 3, 2011, 2:21 am - Lottery News forum
Millionaire janitor buys school new track
Includes video report
The lunch hour is over and Evergreen High School custodian Tyrone Curry gets out his broom for a quick sweep up.
I try to make sure it's spotless and it's ready for the kids, he said.
After cleaning, he's off to his second passion: coaching the track and field team.
I just like staying busy, Curry said with a laugh.
But in reality, he doesn't have to work. He's a millionaire.
I know my wife says, 'Oh, you don't really have to work' and I say, 'Yeah. I d ...
Apr 20, 2011, 9:21 am - Lottery News forum