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.

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