Front Porch: Lynnwood couple wins Hit 5 jackpot

A Lynnwood couple claimed a $340,000 check Tuesday from Washington’s Lottery when they won the Hit 5 jackpot June 30.

Sandra and Paul Erickson told state lottery officials they plan to buy a new car and possibly some big fireworks.

“My husband danced around the kitchen, and I got panicky because I couldn’t believe it was true,” said Sandra Erickson in a news release sent by the state Lottery.

She bought the winning ticket at the Fred Meyer on 196th Street in Lynnwood where she buys their groceries. The store will receive a retail selling bonus of $3,400.

For all lottery draw games, customers have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prizes. Winning ticket holders should always sign the back of the ticket and keep it in a secure place until they can come to a regional Washington’s Lottery office to claim their prize, officials said.

Trade your old bicycle for a newer one:. The nonprofit Sharing Wheels is holding its second Kid’s Bike Swap from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 15 in the alley on 2531 Broadway, Everett.

Children can get a new bike by trading their old one and paying the difference. The old bike is then refurbished and sold by the nonprofit.

For more information and details about the event, call 425-252-6952 or go to

In the mood to knit?: Knitters are invited to share their knowledge and build skills on Thursdays this month at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.

Knitters of all skill levels are welcome at the sessions planned from 10 a.m. to noon. Beginners are asked to bring a pair of No. 8 or No. 9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn.

For more information, call the library at 425-493-8202.

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