Marysville retiree wins $5.2 million in Lotto

A Marysville man won a $5.2 million jackpot from the Washington Lottery’s Lotto game Jan. 27.

The odds of matching all six numbers in the Lotto game are 1 to 6.99 million.

Douglas Hodgson, 57, a retired merchant marine, bought the ticket Saturday at 4th Street Market &Deli Inc. He plans to invest his winnings after he buys his daughter a Mini-Cooper car, according to a statement from the state Lottery.

He opted for the lump-sum payment method, which immediately cuts the winnings by 50 percent. He gets $1.95 million after the Washington Lottery withholds 25 percent for taxes.

The store that sold Hodgson the winning ticket gets a 1 percent selling bonus that comes out to $52,000.

According to Lottery district sales representative Susan Berger, the deli averages $4,500 in ticket sales per week. Larger stores such as Fred Meyer or Safeway take in much more from lottery sales.

Store owners Chang and Mi An immigrated to the United States in 1988. The couple are excited that their store is now “Marysville’s lucky store.”

“I’m very honored Marysville is a winner,” Mi An said.

Christian Zerbel: 425-339-3452; czerbel@heraldnet.com

More in Local News

Departing mayor’s locally drawn portrait joins city’s pantheon

Artist Elizabeth Person’s portrait of Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson will hang with others at City Hall.

Inslee proposes tapping reserves, carbon tax in budget plan

The proposal also includes money for the mental health system and efforts to fight opioid addiction.

One dead in crash south of Granite Falls

Two cars collided near the intersection of N. Lake Roesiger Road and Hidden Valley Road.

2 women struck, injured while crossing busy roads

The first happened Wednesday night in Everett. The second was Thursday morning in Edmonds.

Lynnwood robbery leads to lockdown at Edmonds schools

Edmonds police said it was just a precaution as they search around Edmonds-Woodway High School.

Marysville 7-Eleven hit by armed robbers

Officers set up a perimeter and brought in a police dog, but the man couldn’t be found.

Snohomish man, 63, missing from home since Monday

He left without his keys, wallet and phone, saying something about going to “the river.”

Counties fed up with unfunded mandates may sue the state

For example, no money has been provided to install, maintain and clear out required ballot boxes.

Inslee budget solves school funding puzzle with piece of carbon

His plan commits to putting another $950 million into the system.

Most Read