Vancouver woman wins $1M on scratch-off ticket bought at local Fred Meyer

By Andy Matarrese, Columbian Breaking News Reporter

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A Vancouver woman won $1 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket she bought at the Fred Meyer in Salmon Creek, according to Washington’s Lottery, and she plans on spending part of the winnings traveling.

The woman, who lottery officials said wanted to remain anonymous, said she bought a $20 Win It All Millionaire Edition game ticket on a whim on Aug. 24 at the store, 800 N.E. Tenney Road.

Scratch-off games are her favorite, she told lottery officials, “but I never thought I would get this lucky.”

The first people she told were her parents, according to a news release from Washington’s Lottery.

“They were in complete shock and didn’t believe me at all,” she said.

The lucky winner said her first item of business might be a shopping spree.

“Then, I’ve always wanted to go to Europe, specifically London,” she told lottery officials. “It’s time to cross that off of the bucket list.”

The odds of winning anything at the Win It All game are 1-3.51. Of the almost 988,000 tickets printed for that game, three were $1 million winners, and they all have been bought, according to the lottery’s website.

Vancouver resident Katie Naylor struck it big in October with a Washington Lottery scratch-off ticket. Her prize was $200,000.