Brier Grocery sold a $120,000 Hit 5 ticket Wednesday, about a month after selling a $12.2 million Lotto jackpot ticket on July 3. (Charles Andrade)

Brier Grocery sold a $120,000 Hit 5 ticket Wednesday, about a month after selling a $12.2 million Lotto jackpot ticket on July 3. (Charles Andrade)

2nd lottery win makes Brier Grocery ‘very hot store right now’

The little corner market sold a $120,000 Hit 5 ticket Wednesday — a month after a $12.2M Lotto jackpot

BRIER — Luck struck the little corner market again.

First, Brier Grocery got a $122,000 commission bonus after selling a winning $12.2 million Lotto ticket on July 3.

On Wednesday, a ticket sold by the store won the state game’s Hit 5 jackpot of $120,000.

“Now Brier Grocery gets another 1% bonus,” Washington’s Lottery spokesperson Kristi Weeks said, “not to mention the positive publicity of being a very hot store right now.”

The buyer cashed in the ticket, minus 24% for income tax, on Thursday at the lottery’s regional office in Everett. Weeks said the winner, a Brier man, wants to remain anonymous.

The store’s take on the Hit 5 ticket — $1,200 — will be automatically deposited into their bank account.

“They say good luck always goes in streaks. It’s kind of weird this is happening,” said Charlie Andrade, who works at the family-owned grocery.

His parents, Sunnie and Victor Andrade, bought the market in 1981. Victor died a year ago on July 31 and in his honor the store last week gave away $2 Powerball tickets for four hours to share the wealth.

The Lotto jackpot was one of the biggest in the history of the state’s game that starts at $1 million and keeps growing until all six numbers are matched, roughly 1-in-7-million odds.

The Lotto winner, a market regular, came in the next day and told the Andrades.

The pot for Hit 5 starts at $100,000 and keeps rolling until all five numbers are matched. Those odds are 1-in-576,000.

The store learned of the Hit 5 win Thursday morning from the lottery rep.

The winner has not come in, Andrade said. “We’re trying to figure out who it is.”

The selling bonus for retailers on the national Mega Millions and Powerball games is $50,000.

“We hoping for a trifecta and that we could sell the Powerball soon,” Andrade said.

Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is $128 million.

The market is at 23607 Brier Road. Look for the big purple “Play Here” lottery logo sign in the window.

Andrea Brown: abrown@heraldnet.com; 425-339-3443. Twitter @reporterbrown.

Talk to us

More in Local News

Work on the light rail trackway will require over two weeks of overnight closures of 236th Street SW near I-5 in Mountlake Terrace. (Sound Transit)
Overnight closures set for 236th Street in Mountlake Terrace

The closure just east of I-5 means a detour for drivers to reach the interstate until Oct. 14.

Marysville man shot in hand during apparent drug robbery

At least two suspects were being sought, and police are seeking surveillance video.

Zach Graham stands in front of a newly restored Three Fingers Lookout. (Friends of Three Fingers Lookout)
Volunteers give makeover to precarious Three Fingers Lookout

Up high, with cliffs on all sides, the 90-year-old hut got much-needed new windows, shutters and paint.

The city of Everett is pursuing changing its municipal code's language to replace gender-specific pronouns with gender neutral words. Instead of his/her the code would use the specific position or title, such as police officer or public works director. (City of Everett)
Everett considers gender-neutral terms for municipal code

References to “he” or “she” could change to title-specific words such as “firefighter” or “police officer.”

Michealob Johnson (left), 25, is accused of killing Jae An at the Food Mart in the 6900 block of Broadway in Everett. (Caleb Hutton / Herald file)
Trial begins for man who admitted killing a mini-mart clerk

Michealob Johnson is accused of aggravated first-degree murder in the 2019 stabbing death in Everett.

Driver who died in Everett car crash identified

Thomas Ogden, 43, was driving Tuesday morning on Rucker Avenue at 41st Street when another car crashed into his.

Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff (center) takes a ride on light rail from the Angle Lake Station in Seatac with King County Executive Dow Constantine (left) on Sept. 21, 2016. (Ian Terry / Herald file)
CEO of fast-growing Sound Transit system to step aside

The search will begin soon to replace Peter Rogoff, who leads the multibillion-dollar transportation network.

Marko Liias
Liias hired to help spread word on county recovery efforts

The lawmaker will guide communications for the new Office of Recovery. He isn’t leaving the state Senate.

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office released this image of a possible suspect in a homicide at a gas station at 148th Street SW and Highway 99 near Lynnwood. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office) 20210926
Detectives investigate homicide at gas station near Lynnwood

One person was killed and a suspect was at large, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said.

Most Read