Washington's Lottery ticket display. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

Want to get lucky? Washington’s Lottery lists Top 10 stores

One of the luckiest retailers in the state was a Safeway in Everett, as measured by $1,000-plus winners.

EVERETT — Bread, milk and eggs weren’t on the shopping list for these guys.

Cashtastic, Lucky Loot and Bonus Money brought them to the Safeway at 7601 Evergreen Way in Everett.

Austin Clark, 20, and his friend Kolton Gill-Gage, 18, came for scratch tickets, hoping to feed their wallets at their go-to lottery store.

The guys didn’t know the Safeway was among the Top 10 luckiest retailers in the five-county North Puget Sound region, according to Washington’s Lottery.

The lottery based the lucky lists for the state’s seven regions on the number of draw and scratch tickets sold in 2020 with prizes worth $1,000 or more. Hilltop Red Apple Market in Seattle was crowned the luckiest retailer in the state, with 17 tickets topping a grand.

The Fred Meyer at 4615 196th St. SW in Lynnwood had seven qualifying wins that totaled $1,087,065, including a Hit 5 ticket for $370,000. The Bothell Fred Meyer, 21045 Bothell Everett Highway, had eight big wins with $947,490 in prizes.

Other lucky retailers in the region are Safeway stores in Edmonds, Lake Stevens and Arlington; WinCo Foods in Everett; Ferndale Mini Market in Ferndale; the Fred Meyer at 12906 Bothell-Everett Highway in Everett; and another at 2902 164th St. SW, Lynnwood. The North Puget Sound region covers Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island and San Juan counties.

Wins in 2020 by Clark and Gill-Gage didn’t didn’t factor into the lucky status of the Evergreen Way Safeway, where two gleaming lottery vending machines stand at the ready near the door. Tickets also are sold at the customer service desk.

A Washington's Lottery ticket vending machine at Everett's Evergreen Way Safeway store that was deemed one of the region's Top 10 luckiest retailers based on the most winning prizes worth $1,000 or more. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

“The most I’ve won is $200,” Clark said. “I play based on the odds.”

If the guys win, they plunk it back into more scratch tickets.

They use the Washington’s Lottery mobile app to scan in the duds to earn reward points redeemable for merchandise at the trickling rate of about one point per dollar spent. Sometimes the guys score a few extra points by scanning in losing tickets left behind by others. The menu of items includes a magazine subscription for 600 points, a Mariners cap for 2,100 points and a 3,200-point rice cooker.

Lottery ticket winners have 180 days from the draw date to claim the cash prize. Check your tickets. The state’s official lottery’s app has a ticket scanner.

Mido Lott, a new app being marketed to Washington residents to order Powerball and Mega Millions tickets, will notify you when it is time to check your tickets to see if you’ve won. Mido Lott users load funds into a wallet to buy tickets, but there’s a convenience fee to go with it.

Lottery officials warn Mido Lotto is not affiliated with or licensed by the state.

“Because neither the Mido Lotto app nor its creator is an authorized, licensed retailer, Washington’s Lottery cannot guarantee the validity of purchases made via this app or appropriate payment to the player for tickets redeemed through the app,” the lottery statement said. “At this time, Washington’s Lottery is evaluating the situation in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General and the Washington State Gambling Commission.”

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

Talk to us

More in Local News

Logo for news use featuring the municipality of Lake Stevens in Snohomish County, Washington. 220118
Highway 9 work could disrupt travel through Lake Stevens

Construction is set for roundabouts on South Lake Stevens Road and one at North Davies Road and Vernon Road.

Logo for news use featuring Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. 220118
Floatplane wreckage recovery in Puget Sound begins

The U.S. Navy will use a remotely operated vehicle Deep Drone 8,000, a barge and a crane in recovery efforts.

U.S. 2 was closed from the Money Creek tunnel to Skykomish on Monday evening because the Bolt Creek fire spread close to the highway. (Washington State Department of Transportation)
U.S. 2 closed near Skykomish as Bolt Creek fire spreads

The highway was closed from the Money Creek tunnel to Skykomish, mile posts 46 to 50.

This screenshot shows a man being hoisted to a rescue helicopter Monday after being involved in a plane crash near Lake Cavanaugh. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office)
Brothers rescued after plane crash en route to Snohomish area

The two men, 78 and 79, were flying from Skagit County to an airstrip south of Snohomish when their plane went missing.

A woman was injured in an attack Sunday at Clark Park in Everett. (Everett Police Department)
Police: Purse snatching in Everett park led to stabbing

A Snohomish woman, 36, was arrested for investigation of first-degree assault and first-degree robbery.

A semi truck blows smoke out of its exhaust pipes while driving southbound on I-5 on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Reader: Did a tractor-trailer cover my car in diesel soot?

Probably not, according to a Department of Ecology spokesperson, since diesel emissions are getting “cleaner.”

Everett Memorial Stadium and Funko Field on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
City, county studying new outdoor stadium for Everett AquaSox

MLB facility requirements prompted government leaders to look at replacing Funko Field, either there or elsewhere.

Compass Health’s Broadway Campus in Everett. (Sue Misao / Herald file)
Judge dismisses Compass Health lawsuit over Marysville man’s death

Joshua Klick’s estate argued his relationship with a counselor signaled negligence. A judge found the claim had expired.

Councilmember Megan Dunn, left, stands next to County Executive Dave Somers as he presents his 2023 budget proposal to her, Councilmember Nate Nehring and Councilmember Sam Low. (Snohomish County)
Somers: Federal aid creates ‘historic opportunity’ to tackle challenges

The Snohomish County executive’s plan focuses on public safety, housing, child care, climate — and mountain biking.

Most Read