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Woman discovers $135,000 lottery win several months later

A Washington woman forgot about a lottery ticker she bought from a vending machine and only realized months later that she had won $135,000. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
A Washington woman forgot about a lottery ticker she bought from a vending machine and only realized months later that she had won $135,000. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

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Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A Washington woman bought a lottery ticket from a vending machine but didn't realize until months later that it was a $135,000 winner.

The Lynnwood woman, identified as M.B., told Washington's Lottery officials she bought her Hit 5 ticket from a vending machine at her local Fred Meyer store while picking up groceries for dinner.

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M.B. said it wasn't until several months later that her husband reminded her to check the ticket, so she scanned it at a vending machine and received the instructions: "See Lottery Regional Office."

The machine gave her a printed receipt specifying that she had won $135,000.

M.B. said her winnings will allow her to live debt-free.

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